Complex Dynamical Systems in Education

Concepts, Methods and Applications

  • Matthijs Koopmans
  • Dimitrios Stamovlasis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Matthijs Koopmans, Dimitrios Stamovlasis
    Pages 1-7
  3. Jeffrey Goldstein
    Pages 39-57
  4. Umberto Cesar Corrêa, Walter Roberto Correia, Go Tani
    Pages 93-103
  5. Matthijs Koopmans
    Pages 119-139
  6. Helena J. M. Pennings, Tim Mainhard
    Pages 233-271
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 395-412

About this book


This book capitalizes on the developments in dynamical systems and education by presenting some of the most recent advances in this area in seventeen non-overlapping chapters. The first half of the book discusses the conceptual framework of complex dynamical systems and its applicability to educational processes. The second half presents a set of empirical studies that 
that illustrate the use of various research methodologies to investigate complex dynamical processes in education, and help the reader appreciate what we learn about dynamical processes in education from using these approaches.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Matthijs Koopmans
    • 1
  • Dimitrios Stamovlasis
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationMercy CollegeDobbs FerryUSA
  2. 2.Department of Philosophy and EducationAristotle University of ThessalonikiThessalonikiGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-27575-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-27577-2
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