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Author Baraldi, Claudio.

Title Niklas Luhmann : Education as a Social System
Published Cham : Springer International Publishing, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (129 pages)
Series SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
SpringerBriefs on Key Thinkers in Education
Contents 1 Why Luhmann Matters to Education; 2 Career and Background; 3 Social Systems Theory; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 The General Presuppositions to Understand Social Systems; 3.2.1 The Distinction Between System and Environment and the Autopoiesis of Systems; 3.2.2 Meaning (Sinn); 3.2.3 Double Contingency; 3.3 Social Systems; 3.3.1 Communication as Operation of Social Systems; 3.3.2 Structures of Social Systems; 3.3.3 Interpenetration and Structural Coupling of Consciousness and Communication; 3.3.4 Social Systems as Observing Systems; 3.3.5 The Complexity of Social Systems; 3.4 Society
3.4.1 Understanding Society3.4.2 Language and Dissemination Media; 3.4.3 The Modern Society as a Functionally Differentiated Society; 3.4.4 Coding and Programming in Functional Systems; 3.4.5 Success (or Symbolically Generalised) Media; 3.4.6 Semantics, Self-description and Reflection; 3.4.7 The Complexity of Society; 4 The Education System; 4.1 Education: For Whom and in Which Way; 4.2 The Social Relevance of Persons; 4.3 Socialisation as a Premise for Education; 4.4 The Differentiation of the Education System; 4.5 The Function of Education; 4.6 The Basic Aspects of the Education System
4.7 The Pupil as Medium in the Education System4.8 The Life Course as Medium in the Education System; 5 Structural Conditions of Education; 5.1 The Code of Education; 5.2 The Relevance of Selection in the Education System; 5.3 Selection as a Secondary Code of the Education System; 5.4 Social Selection and Career; 5.5 Teaching as an Interaction System; 5.6 Structural Limitations of the Interaction in the Education System; 5.7 Organisation and Professionalization; 6 Self-descriptions in the Education System; 6.1 Self-description and Reflection
6.2 Pedagogy as a Reflection Theory of the Education System6.3 Reflecting on the Autonomy of the Education System; 6.4 Reflecting on Time: The Educational Technology; 6.5 Reflecting on Social Responsibility; 6.6 Reforming Education; 6.7 The Sociological Observation of Education; 7 Reception and Legacy; 7.1 The Reception of Luhmann's Theory; 7.2 The Legcy of Luhmann's Theory; 7.2.1 Social Selection; 7.2.2 Educational Technology; 7.2.3 Classroom Interaction; 7.2.4 Relationship Between Education and Economy; 8 Luhmann and the Future of Education
8.1 Classroom Interaction, Education System and Schools8.2 Learning and Understanding in Education; 8.3 Education, Socialisation and Relevance of the Person; 8.4 Education, Inequality and Work; 8.5 Pedagogical Reflection in the Education System; 8.6 Education and Sociological Theory; References
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Subject Luhmann, Niklas, 1927-1998.
Education -- Sociological aspects.
Social systems.
Form Electronic book
Author Corsi, Giancarlo.
ISBN 3319499750 (electronic bk.)
9783319499758 (electronic bk.)