Call for Papers:
Special Issue of Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences on Nonlinear Dynamical Systems in Education
NDPLS is actively searching for manuscripts for a special issue to be entitled, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems in Education. Potential papers could include topics such as:
• Theories on teaching and learning
• Early childhood & childhood education
• Educational psychology
• Science education
• Formal and informal settings (school or home& community)
• Individual differences in education
• Learning in groups
• Epistemological issues
• Educational management and leadership
• Special education
• Physical education
• Non-native language backgrounds
Contributions of a theoretical and empirical nature, as well as review papers are welcome. We are particularly interested in contributions that address how NDS can enhance the dialogue between educational theory/research on the one hand and educational practice or policy on the other. However, to be considered for publication in this issue, contributions must utilize an NDS framework and provide a convincing rationale for its use in education.
Manuscripts need to be explicit in their use of nonlinear concepts such as the following: attractors, bifurcations, chaos, fractals, solitons, catastrophes, self-organizing processes and emergence, entropy, cellular automata, genetic algorithms and related evolutionary processes, neural networks, agent-based models, and provide clear definitions of the concepts used.
The purview of the journal is critical to the inclusion of articles: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences publishes papers that augment the fundamental ways we understand, describe, model, and predict nonlinear phenomena in psychology and the life and social sciences and examine their relevance in a wide array of scientific disciplines. For this special issue, the focus should be on educational processes. NDPLS is published quarterly by the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences. Additional information for the preparation of articles for submission can be found on the journal’s web site: www.societyforchaostheory.org/ndpls/ . The project is planned on the following schedule:
• Abstracts are requested prior to submission in order to assist with the organization of the issue contents. Send abstracts by e-mail to Dr. Stephen J. Guastello, ude.etteuqram|olletsaug.nehpets#ude.etteuqram|olletsaug.nehpets Editor in Chief, by October 15, 2012, or any time before.
• Full-text papers need to have arrived by January 31, 2013. Manuscripts should be prepared in APA style. Key style points and small variations that are specific to the journal can be found in the Instructions for Authors on the journal web site.
• Reviews completed by May 30, 2013 or sooner to the extent possible.
• Revisions and final edits should be received by July 31, 2013.
• Publication in January, 2014.
We look forward to receiving your abstracts and papers. If you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to ask one of the editors below.
Stephen J. Guastello, Ph.D., Editor in Chief, Marquette University. ude.etteuqram|olletsaug.nehpets#ude.etteuqram|olletsaug.nehpets
Matthijs Koopmans, Ed. D., Mercy College, ude.ycrem|snampookm#ude.ycrem|snampookm
Dimitrios Stamovlasis, Ph. D., Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, rg.htua|idats#rg.htua|idats