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Poddiakov A.N. Psychology of teaching/learning under conditions of novelty, complexity and uncertainty

Full text in Russian: Поддьяков А.Н. Психология обучения в условиях новизны, сложности, неопределенности
Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Center for Forecasting and Design of educational systems “Federal Institute of Education Development”, Moscow, Russia

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Features of teaching/learning under conditions of novelty, complexity and uncertainty are considered. Distinctions between: (a) abilities to learn independently in novel areas, and (b) abilities to be taught following external rules and demands, are introduced. Also the corresponding distinctions between teaching abilities are introduced. Learners’ preparation for unique situations and difficulties is analyzed. It is shown that assistance and counteraction to teaching/learning are factors that influence complexity and unpredictability of development.

Keywords: teaching/learning, novelty, complexity, uncertainty, complex problem solving, help, counteraction

The study was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, project 14-18-03773.


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Received 11 December 2014. Date of publication: 23 April 2015.

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Poddiakov Alexander N. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Higher School of Economics (National Research University), ul. Myasnitskaya, 20, 101000 Moscow, Russia; Principal Research Associate, Federal Institute of Development of Education, Moscow, Russia
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Poddiakov A. N. Psychology of teaching/learning under conditions of novelty, complexity and uncertainty. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2015, Vol. 8, No. 40, p. 6. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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