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Participation and performance

Burt, Gordon (2003). Participation and performance. Newport Pagnell, UK: Mathematical Social Science Publishing.

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Abstract

Participation and performance are fundamental features of society. This book presents a mathematical theory of participation and performance, and illustrates the theory with an educational case study. The theory covers a situation where a population of individuals participates and performs in a structured multi-stage environment. In the case study a population of students engage with the 'programme structure' of their course, submitting a series of assignments, their performance on these assignments being related to the knowledge structure of the course. The mathematical theory has potentially wide application beyond the case study - for example to the progression of students through the stages of educational systems in general, to the employment history of a population, to the dynamics of voter participation in elections and to the dynamics of participation in religions and in communities, etc.

Item Type: Authored Book
ISBN: 0-9544671-0-8, 978-0-9544671-0-4
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 335
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 May 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/335
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