Fall 2009

Systems Thinking

Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Keeping Systems Thinking in Perspective
How Systems Thinking Applies to Education

Frank Betts

Nearly a century of change has left schools playing catch-up, and it will take a whole-system approach to meet society’s evolving needs.

Becoming a Learning Community

Beth Buchler and Margaret Johnson

Life long learning has taken on greater meaning as public schools are involving more community members in their activities and adventures. Schools are opening their doors for longer hours and welcoming segments of the population who typically did not venture into our school buildings. This communication is creating new dynamics in education.

Systems Dynamics and K-12 Teachers

JW Forrester

Forrester’s article focuses on the dynamic, computer-modeling approaches that are being used in K-12 schools across America. He focuses his article on a project oriented approach known as learner-centered learning for K-12. When this technique is applied with system dynamics it becomes a very powerful tool that substantially corrects learning issues in the K-12 system.

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