John Findlay

John Findlay
University of Wollongong | UOW · School of Economics

PhD

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Introduction
Exploring how to apply theories of complex systems to organization transformation, economic and community development, learning, leadership, school education, software development and complex project management,

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Thesis
The research presented in this thesis aims to investigate the first-time use of a tool for collective knowledge creation in order to explain how cultural differences between teachers and learners in the context of the historical development of tools contributes to student engagement and learning. To this end, a study was conducted at a secondary sc...
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The world of complex project management is in an acute state of flux. Contributing factors include the speed of change, the increasing complexity of and interactivity between systems, and the need for a higher level of cognitive complexity to understand the context and actions required in the current environment. In order to address this situation...
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Integrando os interesses dos Stakeholders. Enfretando contradições, paradoxos e problemas persistentes que ocorrem nas interseções das disciplinas, funções, visões do mundo e culturas.
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In the first decade of the twenty-first century, technological and social change is accelerating faster than ever before. Seemingly isolated and “under control” local or regional issues are now being transmitted throughout global economic, technological, and management systems in minutes and days rather than months and years. The global financial c...
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This chapter outlines the development and use of the Zing team learning system (TLS) and suggests this tool represents a new breed of collaborative tool for the development of useable knowledge arising from group learning and problem solving. A key feature of this tool is that it scaffolds the learner’s use of thinking and decision making processes...
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ABSTRACT The authors report on a ,project in which ,a new ,experiential form of professional ,learning combined ,ethical thinking processes with a collaborative meeting technology known,as the Zing team learning system (ZTLS). A new,software ,program ,called Working Wisely was ,built by the ,completion ,of the ,project. The ZTLS in combination with...
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There is growing interest in the application of computer-based tools to support higher level thinking and meta-cognitive processes to enable organisations and individuals to respond to accelerating social and technological change with practical and viable solutions. The educational community faces increasing pressure to produce research that addres...
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There is growing interest in the application of computer-based tools to support higher level thinking and meta-cognitive processes to enable organisations and individuals to respond to accelerating social and technological change with practical and viable solutions. The educational community faces increasing pressure to produce research that addres...
Patent
A facilitation system to facilitate communication amongst a number of persons having access to data input devices. The system has a host computer, a control program stored in the computer and operable to permit data entered on any of the input devices to be transferred to the computer, and at least one display. Each display means is configured to d...
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When Cultural-Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) was first propounded by the Vygotskian school of Russian psychologists in the 1920s it offered a robust explanation of how human development is mediated by cultural as well as biological influences. Along the way, CHAT has acquired some "bugs" or usability difficulties by remaining isolated from other...

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