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Title:Complexity science and intentional systems

Abstract: In their position paper entitled "Towards a new, complexity science of learning and education", Jorg et al. (2007) argue that educational research is in crisis. In their opinion, the transdisciplinary and interdiscursive approach of complexity science with its orientation towards self-organization, emergence, and potentiality provides new modes of inquiry, a new lexicon and assessment practices that can be used to overcome the current crisis. In this contribution, I elaborate on how complexity science can further be developed for understanding the dynamics of intentions and the communication of meaning as these are central to the social-scientific enterprise.
Subjects: Physics and Society (physics.soc-ph); Adaptation and Self-Organizing Systems (nlin.AO)
Journal reference: Loet Leydesdorff, Complexity science and intentional systems, Educational Research Review 3(1) (2008) 92-93
Cite as: arXiv:0911.1449 [physics.soc-ph]
  (or arXiv:0911.1449v1 [physics.soc-ph] for this version)

Submission history

From: Loet Leydesdorff [view email]
[v1] Sat, 7 Nov 2009 19:12:07 UTC (30 KB)