This glossary provides a list of terms that are commonly used in our area of chaos and complexity theories in education. Each entry can be added to and modified by members of this community.

The glossary is a work in progress.

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  • Autopoiesis
  • Chaos theories
  • Complex adaptive systems (CAS)
  • Complexity theories
  • Dissipative structures
  • Metapatterns
  • Strange attractor
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