FocusHuman cognition as a complex system
- Knowledge is … scope of possible actions and interpretations
- Knowing is … doing/being/living
- Learner is … a complex system
- Learning is … adapting, evolving, maintaining viability
- Teaching is … engaging
SynopsisInspired and informed by Complex Systems Research, Systems Psychology views human cognition as an emergent and nested complex system.
CommentarySo far, the most frequent concerns expressed about Systems Psychology boil down to worries over the methodological difficulties associated with embracing the actual complexity of human cognition.
Authors and/or Prominent InfluencesGregory Bateson; Humberto Maturana; Francisco Varela
Status as a Theory of LearningSystems Psychology is a theory of learning … knowing … living … being …
Status as a Theory of TeachingSystems Psychology is not a theory of teaching.
Status as a Scientific TheorySupported by extensive research across multiple domains in the physical and social sciences, Systems Psychology meets the criteria of a scientific theory.
Please cite this article as:
Davis, B., & Francis, K. (2020). “Systems Psychology” in Discourses on Learning in Education. https://learningdiscourses.com.
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