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Pages: 766-772
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-3777-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1169

Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain


A. Matei, M.C. Gogu

The National School of Political Science and Public Administration (ROMANIA)
From ancient times, it was observed that students react differently when they interact with a teacher, namely, some need encouragement, other have to be scowled, others can concentrate better whereas others cannot, students are unique, as human beings, but also from a cultural and educational point of view. At the same time teaches have their own characteristics as a human being but also from an educational and cultural stand point. A class is represented by a group of individuals who are unique in their own way, students and teachers alike, who are gathered together for the same purpose. The teacher, abiding by the curriculum, must adapt its method of teaching according to the class, the objective being, to determine students to learn to adapt to any given instruction. By employing his own methods of thinking and understanding, the student must go beyond the information given by the teacher. The cycle of adaptation, teaching and self-teaching is essential towards the long term development of the academic skills.

The adaptive edusystem is composed from adaptive teaching and adaptive learning, the adaptive teacher and adaptive class/adaptive student. The adaptive edusystem is useful for students, teachers and institutions, both in order to support the educational process, as well as for facilitating the process of integration into society, of the students that have finished their studies.

The objective of this paper is to analyse the educational system as an adaptive system in which the inputs in the educational system are the students, who have different educational and cultural background, and the outputs of the educational system are the workers that are adapted to the current requirements of the labour market.

The analysis will be made using the following methods:
1) historical, through which adaptive education will be tracked from the beginning until the present day;
2) theoretical, through which will be explained both adaptive education as well as the adaptive management theory;
3) the comparative method, were the traditional education will be compared with adaptive education;
4) the economic factors, political factors, social factors, the internet etc. such factors that influence the educational system will be analysed
5) analytic, through which the adaptive professors, the adaptive students and the adaptive class will be described.

The expected result of the analysis is to show that the educational system due to the internal and external uncertainties that it faces, must become an adaptive system.

Thereby, the student when he enters this new system he notices that the training is uncertain, the direction to which they are heading is unclear, legislation in the field is constantly changing and the teachers have great expectations for the students. At the ending of the studies, the uncertainty degree rises due to the economic, social and politic situation that does not allow easy access to jobs in the field they trained in. The adaptive edusystem constitutes a way of improving the current situation of the educational field, so that we can have adaptive teaching and learning but also adaptive teachers, students and classes.

Applying the principles of adaptive theory and creating the adaptive edusystem can be a good treatment for remedying certain problems that the higher educational system faces, but cannot be considered a panacea.
author = {Matei, A. and Gogu, M.C.},
series = {9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN17 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-3777-4},
issn = {2340-1117},
doi = {10.21125/edulearn.2017.1169},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/edulearn.2017.1169},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {3-5 July, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {766-772}}
AU - A. Matei AU - M.C. Gogu
SN - 978-84-697-3777-4/2340-1117
DO - 10.21125/edulearn.2017.1169
PY - 2017
Y1 - 3-5 July, 2017
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN17 Proceedings
SP - 766
EP - 772
ER -
A. Matei, M.C. Gogu (2017) ADAPTIVE EDUCATION – A SYSTEMIC VIEW, EDULEARN17 Proceedings, pp. 766-772.