Complexity in educational innovation
Educational innovations are often called complex and this is seen as a cause of failure of educational innovations. There is a lack of empirical evidence in the educational literature on complexity in educational innovations. In this project, we investigate what makes educational innovations complex and develop a framework to interpret complexity.
The goal of this project is to understand what makes educational innovations complex. For example, is the complexity in the: content, social, contextual or psychological aspect? A better understanding of the complexity leads to ideas how the complexity can be handled or reduced
- Understanding factors that determine complexity
- New framework for interpreting complexity in practice
- Insight into what interventions stakeholders use to manage complexity
01 May 2022 - 01 July 2023
In an exploratory study, three comprehensive educational innovations are examined as cases in the: Secondary Education, Secondary Vocational Education and Higher Vocational Education. For each case, a focus group session is held. The focus group session focuses on some difficult moments (retrospectively) in the educational innovation. Data is analysed on a thinking framework for complexity.