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David Moursund

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Registered: 5/9/08
[ncsm-members] New free book about Complexity and Education
Posted: Mar 24, 2014 3:49 PM
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Dear Friends and Colleagues:

Information Age Education announces the publication of its most recent free book:

Sylwester, R., & Moursund, D., eds. (March, 2014). Understanding and Mastering Complexity. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/256-understanding-and-mastering-complexity.html. Download the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/255-understanding-and-mastering-complexity.html.

This new book from Sylwester and Moursund is designed for people interested in exploring ways that informal and formal education can help all of us to deal more easily with the complexity of many of our problems and tasks.

Progress in research and development helps to simplify some complex problems, and also can add to the complexity of others. For example, our authors consider the rapidly growing understanding of the human brain. They explore some of the ways in which the education profession has had to shift its perspective from a lack of understanding of functional brain organization to one in which such understanding can help to provide a foundation for improving our educational systems.

Or, consider Information and Communication Technology (ICT), a major change agent. Children who grow up making routine use of ICT do not view this ?complexity? in the same manner as adults who find some aspects of this rapidly changing technology to be such a challenge. These are only two of the complexities we are working to understand and master.

This new book is the fourth in a series based on the Information Age Education (IAE) Newsletters. All of the books and newsletters are free.

Sylwester, R., & Moursund, D., eds. (June, 2013). Consciousness and Morality: Recent Research Developments. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/252-consciousness-and-morality-recent-research-developments.html. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/251-consciousness-and-morality-recent-research-developments.html.

Moursund, D., & Sylwester, R., eds. (March, 2013). Common Core State Standards for K-12 Education in America. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/249-common-core-state-standards-for-k-12-education-in-america.html. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/248-common-core-state-standards-for-k-12-education-in-america.html.

Sylwester, R., & Moursund, D., eds. (August, 2012). Creating an Appropriate 21st Century Education. Eugene, OR: Information Age Education. Download the Microsoft Word file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/242-creating-an-appropriate-21st-century-education.html. Download the PDF file from http://i-a-e.org/downloads/doc_download/243-creating-an-appropriate-21st-century-education.html.

Moursund, D., & Sylwester, R., eds. Information Age Education Newsletter. Biweekly since August, 2008. Access at http://i-a-e.org/iae-newsletter.



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