About this paper

Appears in:
Pages: 296-303
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain

EDUCATION AS A COMPLEX SOCIAL SYSTEM

N. Hughson

University of Advancing Technology (UNITED STATES)
Present view about how education operates within a modern society is seriously deficient. In this report, the contemporary approaches to systems theory, entropy and autopoetic theory, social system theory, sociocybernetics, the strengths and limitations of these approaches, and their potential applications in education are examined. The nature of educational systems can be linked to biological concepts. When education principles and cybernetics are combined, the resulting theory turns on scientific principles instead of philosophical speculations. In order to build a bridge between the biological world of organic struggles for survival and the social world, a simplified explanation of the evolutionary process is presented. This is necessary to illustrate how survival inspires a cybernetic process leading to the evolution of educational systems.
@InProceedings{HUGHSON2009EDU,
author = {Hughson, N.},
title = {EDUCATION AS A COMPLEX SOCIAL SYSTEM},
series = {3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2009 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-612-7578-6},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {9-11 March, 2009},
year = {2009},
pages = {296-303}}
TY - CONF
AU - N. Hughson
TI - EDUCATION AS A COMPLEX SOCIAL SYSTEM
SN - 978-84-612-7578-6/2340-1079
PY - 2009
Y1 - 9-11 March, 2009
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2009 Proceedings
SP - 296
EP - 303
ER -
N. Hughson (2009) EDUCATION AS A COMPLEX SOCIAL SYSTEM, INTED2009 Proceedings, pp. 296-303.
User:
Pass: