CICS wins FONDEF IDeA Applied Science grant

Miércoles, 2 Octubre, 2013 | NEWS

Through its Research Center for Social Complexity (CICS), the School of Goverment of Universidad del Desarrollo has been granted funds by the FONDEF IDeA Ciencia Aplicada’s second contest from the National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT) for the project called “Digital educational applications from behavioral science and complexity”, which is part of the ambitious EdLab multidisciplinary technology transfer project.

With the idea of ​​using transdisciplinary quantitative methods from the social complexity, the project seeks to define and measure metrics and key aspects for a better understanding of the phenomena associated with school life, such as bullying, attention deficit disorder, among others. In accordance, these metrics will be applied in the design, development and validation of digital platforms (video games), for the construction of ad hoc educational modules, within the framework of the Law School Coexistence and thus, understand group dynamics in the classroom. Also, one of the project’s goal is to better understand the context or school climate that influences common practices that can produce school coexistence problems.

The research team as well as Miguel Angel Fuentes, its director, is composed by a specialist in innovation and alternate director Patricio Feres, the principal investigator and a director of CICS, Carlos Rodriguez-Sickert, the teaching and research of moral philosophy, Jose Garrido Cross, and the physicist Juan Pablo Cardenas. They certainly will join researchers and Paul CICS Billeke Francisco Zamorano.

Thus, the first step is to work (besides the social complexity approach) incorporating the disciplinary work of moral philosophy, neuroscience, design, computer science and educational psychology.

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