Teaching and Learning are Complex and Evolutionary but Market Forces Can Collide with Quality Practice Change Forces: The Sequel by Michael Fullan

Gutierrez, Cris
June 2000
Journal of Educational Change;Jun2000, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p219
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This article reports that teaching and learning, like a bird or a human, are complex and evolutionary. This is because they involve living beings. By logical extension, schools are living systems. This fundamental consciousness informs the understanding of the dynamics at work in schools which require theories of complexity and evolution to explain what is happening in these institutions and how to continue to improve them. That is what so many teachers have been saying in different ways for decades.


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