Complexity in Educational Systems   [Archived Catalog]
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ORG 7105 - Complexity in Educational Systems

Required for Humane Education Specialization
This course is an introduction to systems thinking and complexity as it relates to educational systems. The focus is on learning basic systems and complexity theories in order to apply them for the critical evaluation and creative exploration of educational challenges and opportunities. An evolutionary perspective to understand the assumptions and values that gave rise to educational systems will be used in order to appreciate the need for truly systemic transformation of many educational systems as well as for designing new learning systems that respond to the turbulent socio-ecological context of our contemporary global society. Students will be able to practice their systems thinking by working with an educational system of their choice, either real or potential, formal or not formal. 3 credit(s)