THE ARCHITECTURE OF A SCHOOL SYSTEM ACCORDING TO THE THEORY OF DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

TitleTHE ARCHITECTURE OF A SCHOOL SYSTEM ACCORDING TO THE THEORY OF DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsAberšek, B, Bregant, J
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume46
Start Page7-14
Date PublishedOctober/2012
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1013073
Keywordsmathematical modelling, school system, theory of dynamical system
Abstract

From the experience of recent years it seems clear that the existing educational system, as a whole, is perceived as an ailing system that fails to meet the needs of a major portion of the society it serves. Every aspect of the educational process must be studied and reconsidered in the light of new and different societal expectations. In the last decades we started with one school reform after the other, but it looks now that these changes had no positive impact whatsoever. Even worse, the school system was damaged afterwards.
In this paper we will explore some possibilities how to improve it without facing these consequences. The main idea is, as a result of our latest research, that mathematical methods for describing and simulating could be very useful for predicting and simulating school systems without using a long term and complex empirical experimentation. The paper introduces the correlation between the dynamical mathematical calculus and the educational school system and elaborates to some extent the basic idea of using the former to predict the latter.

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