The Thematic School on Ethnography & Education: Language, Culture and Complex Dynamic Systems, is a transdisciplinary colloquium, linking faculty and students across universities and fields in a series of dynamic and interactive videoconferences. Participants in this Thematic School explored conceptual and theoretical perspectives on how complexity theory can be used to frame ethnographic research in education and other institutional settings (e.g., health care system, organizations), with Anthropologist Michael Agar.
Graduate and undergraduate students and faculty in Education, Communication, Anthropology and Linguistics across universities interactively discussed and raised questions for each other and for Dr. Agar, based on his presentations. The presentations and discussions were the center of a dynamic and dialogic series of videoconferences, simultaneous web-casts and a web-based discussion Forum. The Thematic School explored the concept and application of ethnography as a complex system and its potential to contribute to the study of education as a complex phenomenon.
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