Complex Dynamical Systems in Education

Complex Dynamical Systems in Education

This book capitalizes on the developments in dynamical systems and education by presenting some of the most recent advances in this area in seventeen non-overlapping chapters.

Author: Matthijs Koopmans

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319275772

Category: Education

Page: 412

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This book capitalizes on the developments in dynamical systems and education by presenting some of the most recent advances in this area in seventeen non-overlapping chapters. The first half of the book discusses the conceptual framework of complex dynamical systems and its applicability to educational processes. The second half presents a set of empirical studies that that illustrate the use of various research methodologies to investigate complex dynamical processes in education, and help the reader appreciate what we learn about dynamical processes in education from using these approaches.
Categories: Education

Modeling and Simulation of Complex Dynamical Systems

Modeling and Simulation of Complex Dynamical Systems

This book highlights the practical aspects of computer modelling and simulation of complex dynamical systems for students. Mechanical systems are considered in the book as representative examples of dynamical systems.

Author: Vladimir Ryzhov

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811630538

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 978

This book highlights the practical aspects of computer modelling and simulation of complex dynamical systems for students. Mechanical systems are considered in the book as representative examples of dynamical systems. Wolfram SystemModeler, in combination with Learning Management System Sakai, is used as an instrument for studying features of various physical and technical phenomena and processes. Each of the presented virtual labs may be considered a stand-alone mini project to enable students to go through all the steps of mathematical modelling and computer simulation—from the problem statement to mathematical and physical analysis of the obtained result. The book is useful for teachers to organize the educational process, allowing gradual monitoring of the learning process and assessment of students’ competencies. It also allows tutors to design individual educational trajectories for students to achieve educational properties. The subject of the book is an extension of activity started by the international team of authors within the InMotion project of the European programme ERASMUS+.
Categories: Science

Complex Dynamic Systems Theory and L2 Writing Development

Complex Dynamic Systems Theory and L2 Writing Development

Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 6(3), 377–393. https://doi.org/10.14746/ssllt.2016.6.3.2 Larsen-Freeman, D. (2019). On language learner agency: A complex dynamic systems theory perspective. Modern Language Journal ...

Author: Gary G. Fogal

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027261144

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

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This volume integrates complex dynamic systems theory (CDST) and L2 writing scholarship through a collection of in-depth studies and commentary across a range of writing constructs, learning contexts, and second and foreign languages. The text is arranged thematically across four topics: (i) perspectives on complexity, accuracy, and fluency, (ii) new constructs, approaches, and domains of L2-writing scholarship, (iii) methodological issues, and finally (iv) curricular perspectives. This work should appeal to graduate students and academics interested in expanded discussions on CDST, highlighting its utility for theorizing and researching language change, and to L2 writing scholars curious about how this fresh approach to researching L2 development can inform understandings of how L2 writing develops. As a CDST approach to language change has matured and taken a place among the dominant epistemologies in the field, students and researchers of L2 development alike will benefit from this volume.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Modeling and Simulation of Complex Dynamical Systems

Modeling and Simulation of Complex Dynamical Systems

This book highlights the practical aspects of computer modelling and simulation of complex dynamical systems for students. Mechanical systems are considered in the book as representative examples of dynamical systems.

Author: Vladimir Ryzhov

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811630526

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 688

This book highlights the practical aspects of computer modelling and simulation of complex dynamical systems for students. Mechanical systems are considered in the book as representative examples of dynamical systems. Wolfram SystemModeler, in combination with Learning Management System Sakai, is used as an instrument for studying features of various physical and technical phenomena and processes. Each of the presented virtual labs may be considered a stand-alone mini project to enable students to go through all the steps of mathematical modelling and computer simulation—from the problem statement to mathematical and physical analysis of the obtained result. The book is useful for teachers to organize the educational process, allowing gradual monitoring of the learning process and assessment of students’ competencies. It also allows tutors to design individual educational trajectories for students to achieve educational properties. The subject of the book is an extension of activity started by the international team of authors within the InMotion project of the European programme ERASMUS+.
Categories: Science

Quantitative Modeling of Human Performance in Complex Dynamic Systems

Quantitative Modeling of Human Performance in Complex  Dynamic Systems

National Research Council, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education, Board on Human-Systems Integration, Committee on Human Factors, Panel on Human Performance Modeling Beverly Messick Huey, Dana S. Kruser, Sheldon Baron.

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309041355

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

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This book describes and evaluates existing models of human performance and their use in the design and evaluation of new human-technology systems. Its primary focus is on the modeling of system operators who perform supervisory and manual control tasks. After an introduction on human performance modeling, the book describes information processing, control theory, task network, and knowledge-based models. It explains models of human performance in aircraft operations, nuclear power plant control, maintenance, and the supervisory control of process control systems, such as oil refineries. The book concludes with a discussion of model parameterization and validation and recommends a number of lines of research needed to strengthen model development and application.
Categories: Business & Economics

Nonlinear Dynamics in Complex Systems

Nonlinear Dynamics in Complex Systems

Throughout this book all derivations are as detailed and explicit as possible, and everybody with some knowledge of calculus should be able to extract meaningful guidance follow and apply the methods of nonlinear dynamics to their own work ...

Author: Armin Fuchs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642335525

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 238

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With many areas of science reaching across their boundaries and becoming more and more interdisciplinary, students and researchers in these fields are confronted with techniques and tools not covered by their particular education. Especially in the life- and neurosciences quantitative models based on nonlinear dynamics and complex systems are becoming as frequently implemented as traditional statistical analysis. Unfamiliarity with the terminology and rigorous mathematics may discourage many scientists to adopt these methods for their own work, even though such reluctance in most cases is not justified. This book bridges this gap by introducing the procedures and methods used for analyzing nonlinear dynamical systems. In Part I, the concepts of fixed points, phase space, stability and transitions, among others, are discussed in great detail and implemented on the basis of example elementary systems. Part II is devoted to specific, non-trivial applications: coordination of human limb movement (Haken-Kelso-Bunz model), self-organization and pattern formation in complex systems (Synergetics), and models of dynamical properties of neurons (Hodgkin-Huxley, Fitzhugh-Nagumo and Hindmarsh-Rose). Part III may serve as a refresher and companion of some mathematical basics that have been forgotten or were not covered in basic math courses. Finally, the appendix contains an explicit derivation and basic numerical methods together with some programming examples as well as solutions to the exercises provided at the end of certain chapters. Throughout this book all derivations are as detailed and explicit as possible, and everybody with some knowledge of calculus should be able to extract meaningful guidance follow and apply the methods of nonlinear dynamics to their own work. “This book is a masterful treatment, one might even say a gift, to the interdisciplinary scientist of the future.” “With the authoritative voice of a genuine practitioner, Fuchs is a master teacher of how to handle complex dynamical systems.” “What I find beautiful in this book is its clarity, the clear definition of terms, every step explained simply and systematically.” (J.A.Scott Kelso, excerpts from the foreword)
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Leading Learners Leading Schools

Leading Learners  Leading Schools

Building on the work of Michael Fullan, Robin Brooke-Smith proposes that we need to apply new dynamic frames and theories of management to highlight and explore ways that can generate rich innovation.

Author: Robin Brooke-Smith

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415274999

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 124

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In this book, Robin Brooke-Smith explores the dynamics of schools as complex organisations. He presents a radical departure from established school improvement and effectiveness orthodoxies, offering a refreshing new approach to managing change and enhancing collective learning. Based on the author's own experience of managing and leading schools, this book explores such questions as: * How can schools learn as a generative process? * How can schools become adaptive and co-evolve with their internal and external environments? * How can education leaders 'navigate' their institutions out of the comfort zone and into the creative state? The book concludes with a series of practical lessons for leading schools in complex conditions and will be of great value to reflective, action-orientated heads, principals and deputies, as well as academics and researchers in education management.
Categories: Business & Economics

Motivation in Education at a Time of Global Change

Motivation in Education at a Time of Global Change

Education Research Review, 5, 50À67. doi:10.1016/j.edurev.2009.06.004 Kaplan, A., & Garner, J. K. (2017). A complex dynamic systems perspective on identity and its development: The dynamic systems model of role identity.

Author: Eleftheria N. Gonida

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787546134

Category: Education

Page: 280

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This volume focuses on motivation in education under changing and unsettling times and provides ideas on how global changes affect student and teacher motivation to learn and achieve.
Categories: Education

Research on Teacher Identity

Research on Teacher Identity

Paper presented at Association of Science Teacher Education (ASTE) International Conference, San Antonio, TX, USA. Henry, A. (2016). Conceptualizing teacher identity as a complex dynamic system: The inner dynamics of transformations ...

Author: Paul A. Schutz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319938363

Category: Education

Page: 251

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Understanding teachers’ professional identities and their development is key to unpacking teachers’ professional lives, the quality of their instruction, their motivation and commitment to teach, and their career decision-making. This book features a number of scholars from around the world who represent a variety of disciplines, scientific paradigms, and inquiry methods in researching teacher identity. By bringing these chapters together, this volume initiates active scholarly conversations and extends the boundaries of teacher identity research and practice. This collection of chapters provides significant insight into teacher identity and will be essential reading for pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators, school administrators, professional developers, and policy makers at various levels.
Categories: Education