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Title: Mapping Networks to Help Education Leaders Gain Insights into Complex Educational Systems
Authors: Riedy, Robbin
Van Horne, Katie
Bell, Philip
Penuel, Bill
Neill, Tiffany
Shaw, Sam
Issue Date: Jul-2018
Publisher: International Society of the Learning Sciences, Inc. [ISLS].
Citation: Riedy, R., Van Horne, K., Bell, P., Penuel, B., Neill, T., & Shaw, S. (2018). Mapping Networks to Help Education Leaders Gain Insights into Complex Educational Systems . In Kay, J. and Luckin, R. (Eds.) Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age: Making the Learning Sciences Count, 13th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (ICLS) 2018, Volume 1. London, UK: International Society of the Learning Sciences.
Abstract: Abstract: Developing an understanding of education as a complex, adaptive system can be useful in helping leaders understand the impact of various interventions on the system as a whole. This paper describes the design of two learning opportunities, which draw on Actor Network Theory, for assisting state science coordinators in exploring complex educational systems in their state. We respond to a call for research on how representational tools can help education leaders develop understandings of complex systems. The authors conducted a design study to address the question, how do state science education leaders use representations of complex systems to understand their networks and identify leverage points for change?
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