The SIG on Education aims to bring complexity thinking and social simulation to an educational setting broader than only universities and develop our next generations into one in which thinking in terms of complex systems is more central than it is now.  It aims to collect and develop exemplary material for use inside and outside schools, specific to various age groups, consider and develop trainings and training materials for teachers, think about toys embracing complexity for young children and find appropriate arenas and participate in the debate around educational reforms and voice the need for complexity thinking. It also aims to provide platforms to share experiences of complexity thinking in education. The events that ESSA organizes are used to exchange ideas and experiences and for ideas for a research agenda.

The SIG-Education leader is Emile Chappin (TU Delft). Please contact him to become involved.

Members are: Bin Wang, Bruce Edmonds (Manchester Metropolitan University), Cara Heather Kahl (Technical University Hamburg), César García-Díaz (Universidad de los Andes), Cezara Pastrav (Matís Iceland), Christopher Coughlin (Springer), Derek Raine (University of Leicester), Edmund Chattoe-Brown (University of Leicester), Florin Munteanu, Francesco Kalvas (University of West Bohemia), Geeske Scholz (Osnabrück University), Gert Jan Hofstede (Wageningen University), Gönenç Yücel (Boğaziçi University), Helder Coelho (University of Lisbon), Jennifer Badham (University of Surrey), Jorge Santos, Josip Stepanic, Kavin Narasimhan, Ken Kahn, Mary MacKay, Melania Borit, Nanda Wijermans (Stockholm University), Rosaldo J. F. Rossetti, Sjoukje Osinga, S Anders Christensson, Shihua Li, Tatiana Filatova (University of Twente) and Wander Jager (University of Groningen).

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Being an ESSA member means to be active part of a vivid and growing multi-disciplinary community, obtain benefits and discounts to participate to annual ESSA meetings, promote your research to a wide audience and find collaboration opportunities. Annual fees are 50 € for tenured academics, postdoctoral students, practitioners and public/private organisation employees and 30 € for under, postgraduate and PhD students. Membership is administered through Wild Apricot.

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