Comprehensive Systems Design: A New Educational Technology: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Comprehensive Systems Design: A New Educational Technology, held in Pacific Grove, California, December 2–7, 1990

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Charles Reigeluth, Bela H. Banathy, J.R. Olson
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 11, 1993 - Education - 436 pages
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Educational technology in the broadest sense is knowledge and competence forimproving the educational process: for using hardware (equipment), software (methods), and "underware" (underlying organizational structures). This volume in the Special Programme on Advanced Educational Technology presents the results of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop on educational systems design as a new educational technology. The objective of the workshop was toadvance our knowledge about the comprehensive systems design approach for improving educational systems. The workshop was organized for the transdisciplinary interaction of three scientific groups representing design science, organizational/systems science, and educationaltechnology. Participants were selected based on their scholarship as members of one or more of these three groups. The book opens with theframing papers sent by the editors to participants prior to the workshop, then presents five sets of thematic contributions: the conceptual and empirical contexts of comprehensive systems design, the systems design focus, a systems view of designing educational systems, the educational context of systems design, and high technology focus in systems design.
 

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Contents

Editors Introduction
1
A Creative Response to the Current Educational Predicament
9
Principles of Educational Systems Design
50
An Architecture of DecisionOriented Disciplined Inquiry
67
Design and Methodology
85
Implications for the Design of Educational Systems
95
The Empirical Grounding of System Performance Measurements
104
A Learning Community
109
A Systems Approach Knowledge Base for Education
238
Critical Pedagogy
253
A Systems View of Restructuring Education
260
Openness in a General Process Model for Systems Design in Education
272
Tinkering with the System
281
A Contribution to Understanding Differences in Systems in Europe and the United States
302
What Does Learning Research Say?
314
Some Contributions From Learning Systems Design
334

Definition of Education and MetaDesign of Educational Systems
121
Assessing the Adequacy of a Social System Design
134
Design Inquiry as an Intellectual Technology for the Design of Educational Systems
145
A Historical Perspective and its Relevance to the Design of Educational Systems
154
Surrendering to the Environment in Educational System Design
165
Penetrating the Anxiety Barrier
174
Designing ValueBased Educational Systems
191
A New Educational Technology
206
The Application of Systems Thinking to the Design of Educational Systems
225
Is There a Need for Change?
350
Systems Design Guidelines for Change
354
A Conceptual Framework for Systems Design of Education
357
A Base for Specification of Computer Supported SelfLearning Social Systems
381
New Educational Technologies Cannot be Fully Integrated in Existing Educational Systems
408
Scanning the North American K12 Education Environment
421
Index of Authors
437
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