ognitive&non-cognitive- affecting the complexity of a given task? Is complexity a perception or a characteristic? I'm trying to understand this construct according to the two definitions in literature by Wood and Campbell..…
may imply the following:
* tasks that are composed of multiple steps, perhaps even many steps, and / or
* tasks that involve multiple instructions, perhaps with multiple degrees of freedom and multiple evaluation criteria
It might help to keep thinking about the opposite of simple, whilst applying it to every aspect of a task.
Of course, "complex" will still be a relative term.
Similarly, there is a term called "complex systems", and some of these systems may also exhibit chaotic behaviour (e.g. weather).
Complexity can result in surprising behaviour, just by scaling up a simple concept by several orders of magnitude.
For example, there's a simple programming system that uses just four "letters" but when billions of these letters are assembled in a particular order they create the functionality of a human being - that complex system is the genetic coding found in DNA.…
According to your strategy, the implications you reached about complex tasks are commonly equal to the definitions in related literature (Wood's and Campbell's definitions I wrote above).
Complexity as a system has an surprising characteristics as you wrote: Emergence. Your given example of DNA is suitable to this construct.
What about in educational context, do you remember any course or subject you thougt how complex it was?
Thank you for your interest,
ponents associated with the task, b) the level of interaction between components and c) the degree to which the relationship between task-related input and output cues changes over time (Wood, 1986).
According to another complexity definition (Campbell, 1988), complexity as a psychological experience, complexity as a person-task interaction, and complexity as objective task characteristics (multiple paths, multiple end-states, conflicting interdependence, uncertainty or probabilistic linkages).
I need a definite task for a spesific course not all learning phases or the whole learning process.. For example in a Math or in a Computer Education Course, or maybe in a Statistics lesson ...etc.
A task that can be perceived complex for students..
Thanks for your interest.
Health Care we had http://www.futureofeducation.com/forum/topics/health-care/b>. We tried to handle this task without any success.I understand,that complex tasks is something that you study, just for understanding
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What kind of tasks can be called as complex?[I understand, that definitions which you quoted by Wood simply state that there is a system ,which consists of interacting elements, which in its turn,may be changing with time. Complexity may be related to the fact, as in Health Care, that quite a number of experts and computer analysis are required] Does complexity change according to people? [ I do not think so. There is an objective reality. Our perception may change, that is why a team of experts may help ,or a "collaborative intelligence" .http://www.futureofeducation.com/forum/topics/collaborative-intelligence?xg_source=activity . Are individual differences -as cognitive&non-cognitive- affecting the complexity of a given task? I think individual differences affect individual perception. Is complexity a perception or a characteristic? Both at the same time, as in Hegelian dialectic (philosophy).
I'm trying to understand this construct according to the two definitions in literature by Wood and Campbell..…
xtremely complex to humans, but solvable.
I personally am interested how to use social groups to get experts to help solve problems , which could help people to live better. An online solution and working groups would be ideal. I wonder if you would be able in the future identify a complex task, do a literature search (a scientific literature), identify experts in all different fields, approach them, and have an online working group, Twitter this event, find social groups and reach politicians.
To my surprise , I can not find any info on comparison of different insurance companies in the USA. People have no clue where and what is going on and why.…
e field without benefit of video game design degrees, their numbers are thin. As technology continues to increase, the field has simply become too complex for the casual artist to become successful in it. You’re going to need a solid education to get a job in the competitive world of video game design, so why not start looking at video game design schools and colleges? And if Mom complains, just point out to her that you’ll be taking physics, too. That should make her happy!…