Creation: During the XVIII General Assembly of the ISTEC-2011 held in Porto Alegre, Brazil, the research group on Complex Systems and Education (SCED) was created under the Research and Development (R&D) initiative. The ISTEC-SCED aims to promote cooperation projects in research and education from the perspective of complex adaptive systems through activities based on the needs of the members..
Philosophy: The education and teaching processes must have an epistemological foundation in accordance with the complexity of reality and the development of science and technology. Within this framework, the emerging paradigm of complex adaptive systems is considered, the axis on which trans, multi and interdisciplinary research must be carried out that allows the creation of the knowledge required to face the educational challenges of the 21st century society.
Mission: The mission of the SCED is to promote and lead research, teaching and extension projects in Higher Education in Ibero-America with the purpose of scientifically substantiating 21st century education, integrating Human and Social Sciences with the different areas of scientific and technological knowledge such as engineering, nanotechnology, neurosciences, biomedicine, bioinspired computing, artificial life and simulation, among others, through a transdisciplinary, ethical and humanistic approach based epistemologically on the complex systems paradigm.