System learning in complex and emergent environments: A study of how leaders in one education system enabled capacity for learning focused on the enactment of moral purpose

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Collins, Jayne-Louise. (2016). System learning in complex and emergent environments: A study of how leaders in one education system enabled capacity for learning focused on the enactment of moral purpose [Thesis]. https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a9cb406b0b6a
AuthorsCollins, Jayne-Louise
Qualification nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Abstract

This thesis explores system capacity building, in particular, the purpose of system capacity building and how leaders, in the context of Leading for Learning Project, enabled whole of system capacity building with a focus on sustained engagement with moral purpose. It is argued, however, that the purpose and scope of system capacity building is often conceptually limited because it is understood within the current regulatory and performance focused education reform environment. This thesis, therefore, offers an alternative perspective by engaging with the theoretical underpinnings of complexity theory. As such, this thesis offers a conceptualisation of education systems as complex adaptive systems and system capacity building as a complex and emergent process. The thesis presents a radical reframing of education systems arguing that education systems are better understood as open, dynamic, and emergent systems, constituted of many interdependent relationships throughout the system.

Year2016
PublisherAustralian Catholic University
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4226/66/5a9cb406b0b6a
Research GroupSchool of Educational Leadership
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Publication dates01 Jan 2016
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