Intellectual Capital Reporting in Educational Establishments: A Complexity-Scientific Approach to Educational Management
The self-organisation of educational establishments is in the centre of this contribution. The increasing freedom of action of autonomous schools enhances their degrees of freedom and the complexity of their order structures. The question arises, whether an approach to solution for the challenges in the educational sector consists in a central control and strict regimentation by authorities such as ministries and supervisory school authorities. The authors reject this – according to Hayek’s view - as a constructivist error and search for a solution in the application of complexity-scientific approaches. For this purpose, the organisational development of schools is subsumed under the research field of “non-linear, dynamical systems”. Afterwards, intellectual capital reporting for educational establishments is introduced as an adequate methodological tool, which can be understood as approach of synergetic educational research. Finally, a list of learning objectives will be formulated, which should be kept in mind in the context of the education of teachers – in particular of pedagogical “managers”.
Keywords: Educational Management, Complexity Sciences, Synergetics, Intellectual Capital Reporting, Vocational Training, Intellectual Capital
Prof. Dr. Andreas Liening
Professor, Associated Centre of Complexity Sciences and Business Education, Technische Universitaet Dortmund
in business management, economics, mathematics and ICT for learning. His doctoral studies were in the area of intelligent tutorial systems, his habilitation treatise about complex systems between order and chaos. He has been involved in some major research projects in recent years, e.g. supported by the European Council.
Dr. Ewald Mittelstaedt
Research Fellow, Associated Centre of Complexity Sciences and Business Education, Technische Universitaet Dortmund