Anne M. Phelan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum Studies in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia. Her research and teaching interests include curriculum theory and pre-service teacher education. Her current work explores the discourses of conflict in the professional education of teachers, nurses, social workers and physicians.
Rationalism, Complexity Science and Curriculum: A Cautionary Tale
Anne M. Phelan
The following essay was first presented as a raconteur’s closing response to speakers at the 2004 Complexity Science and Educational Research Conference in Chaffey’s Locks, Ontario, Canada, September 30–October 3.