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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 - Charles M. Reigeluth

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

By: Charles M. Reigeluth (Editor), Bela H. Banathy (Editor), J.R. Olson (Editor)

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Educational technology in the broadest sense is knowledgeand competence forimproving the educational process: forusing hardware (equipment), software (methods), and"underware" (underlying organizational structures).This volume in the Special Programme on Advanced EducationalTechnology presents the results of a NATO Advanced ResearchWorkshop on educational systems design as a new educationaltechnology. The objective of the workshop was toadvance ourknowledge about the comprehensive systems design approachfor improving educational systems. The workshop wasorganized for the transdisciplinary interaction of threescientific groups representing design science,organizational/systems science, and educationaltechnology.Participants were selected based on their scholarship asmembers of one or more of these three groups.The book opens with theframing papers sent by the editorsto participants prior to the workshop, then presents fivesets of thematic contributions: the conceptual and empiricalcontexts of comprehensive systems design, the systems designfocus, a systems view of designing educational systems, theeducational context of systems design, and high technologyfocus in systems design.

Editors' Introductionp. 1
Systems Design: A Creative Response to the Current Educational Predicamentp. 9
Principles of Educational Systems Designp. 50
Structuring the Program of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop: An Architecture of Decision-Oriented Disciplined Enquiryp. 67
Education as a Process of Increasing Access to Societal Resources: Design and Methodologyp. 85
Human Learning and Its Relation to Evolution and Needs Satisfaction: Implications for the Design of Educational Systemsp. 95
The Empirical Grounding of System Performance Measurementsp. 104
The Designing Community: A Learning Communityp. 109
Definition of Education and Meta-Design of Educational Systemsp. 121
Assessing the Adequacy of a Social System Designp. 134
Design Inquiry as an Intellectual Technology for the Design of Educational Systemsp. 145
The Evolution of a Design Approach: A Historical Perspective and Its Relevance to the Design of Educational Systemsp. 154
Surrendering to the Environment in Educational System Designp. 165
'Jumping Out' of the Existing System During Design Genesis: Penetrating the Anxiety Barrierp. 174
Designing Value-Based Educational Systemsp. 191
Retrospective Design Analysis: A New Educational Technologyp. 206
The Application of Systems Thinking to the Design of Educational Systemsp. 225
A Systems Approach Knowledge Base for Educationp. 238
Approaches and Methods of Systems Design: Critical Pedagogyp. 253
A Systems View of Restructuring Educationp. 260
Openness in a General Process Model for Systems Design in Educationp. 272
School Reform Movements: Tinkering with the Systemp. 281
Characteristics of Educational Systems and Their Development: A Contribution to Understanding Differences in Systems in Europe and the United Statesp. 302
Applying Systems Theory Through the Lens of Learning: What Does Learning Research Say?p. 314
The Next Step in Educational Systems Design: Some Contributions From Learning Systems Designp. 334
Learning Systems: Is There a Need for Change?p. 350
Systems Design Guidelines for Changep. 354
A Conceptual Framework for Systems Design of Educationp. 357
Hypersystems: A Base for Specification of Computer-Supported Self-Learning Social Systemsp. 381
New Educational Technologies Cannot be Fully Integrated in Existing Educational Systemsp. 408
Educational Technology Planning: Scanning the North American K-12 Education Environmentp. 421
Index of Authorsp. 437
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ISBN: 9783540566779
ISBN-10: 3540566775
Series: Nato ASI Subseries F:
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 436
Published: 11th August 1993
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 17.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.79