This book chapter takes stock of the evolution of the current primary education model and the potential afforded by current technology and its effects on children. It reports the results of experiments with self-organising systems in primary education and introduces the concept of a SOLE. It then describes how SOLEs operate and discusses the implications of the physics of complex systems and their possible connection with self-organised learning amongst children. The implications for certification and qualifications in an internet-immersive world are also discussed.
Citation: Mitra S, Kulkarni S, Stanfield J. Learning at the Edge of Chaos—Self-Organising Systems in Education. In: Lees, H. ed. The Palgrave International Handbook of Alternative Education. Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, pp. 227-239.