An ecology of mind

Teaching - learning complex systems

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show how to enact a Batesonian system to teaching an ecology of mind course. Design/methodology/approach: The approach develops a practical framework for teaching with examples of teaching approaches and student work. Findings: The overarching approach involves a depth-abstraction-abduction model. This model was used to engage students in examining a variety of transdisciplinary phenomena with emphasis on contexts, meaning, multiple perspectives, stories, relationships and systems, patterns, and epistemology. Epistemological shocks and shifts were a common occurrence. Originality/value: This work is unique in that it focuses on a course based upon the film: "An ecology of mind: a daughter's portrait of Gregory Bateson".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1346-1353
Number of pages8
JournalKybernetes
Volume42
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

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Keywords

  • Complex systems
  • Complexity
  • Curricula
  • Ecology of mind
  • Epistemological shock
  • Epistemology
  • Gregory Bateson
  • Learning
  • Relationship
  • Teaching

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  • Software
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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An ecology of mind : Teaching - learning complex systems. / Bloom, Jeffrey W.

In: Kybernetes, Vol. 42, No. 9, 2013, p. 1346-1353.

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