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Writing and Modeling: Using a Notebook to Learn about System Dynamics.
Author(s): Tim Joy Subject: Implementation
  Guidelines for using a systems notebook, as well as a long list of writing and mapping exercises that integrates the writing process with system dynamics instruction. These guidelines and exercises are especially helpful for middle and high school student
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Why Use Systems Thinking and System Dynamics in K-12 Education?
Author(s): CLE Subject: Why K12 SD
  A brief answer to the question posed in the title. When ST/SD tools and concepts are used in conjunction with a student-centered approach, schools, students, teachers and communities benefit. As ST/SD is integrated into the culture of classrooms and schools, it creates a positive cycle of engagement and motivation for both students and their teachers.
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Why System Dynamics?
Author(s): Richard Turnock Subject: Why K12 SD
  From an online blog, this article presents clearly and concisely that the public school paradigms of "what" and "how" lack the "why." System Dynamics enables us to understand WHY systems work the way they do in order to prepare for the future.
 
Understanding Oscillations in Simple Systems
Author(s): Nathaniel J Mass, & Peter M Senge Subject: System Dynamics
  This paper presents some arguments to succcesfully develop insight into simple oscillating systems. The paper analyzes a one-level model for the population growth of rabbits in a closed field to illustrate why a first-order negative-feedback system exhibi
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Two Loops, Three Loops, or Four Loops: Pedagogic Issues in Explaining Epidemic Dynamics
Author(s): James M. Lyneis, & Debra Lyneis Subject: System Dynamics
  How many feedback loops, and of what type, control the behavior of an epidemic? A search of the literature discovered two-, three-, and four-loop versions of the basic epidemic model in introductory system dynamics materials. How can the same behavio
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Tuck Everlasting: System Dynamics, Literature, and Living Forever
Author(s): Carolyn Platt, Rob Quaden, & Debra Lyneis Subject: English
  In this lesson, sixth grade students use system dynamics tools to explore themes in the novel "Tuck Everlasting," by Natalie Babbitt. After reading the novel, students use behavior over time graphs and a simple system dynamics computer model to discuss their opinions on the story's major themes.
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Tips for Using System Dynamics Tools
Author(s): Catalina Foothills School District Subject: Implementation
  From CFSD. This paper includes tips for using behavior-over-time graphs, causal loops diagrams and stock/flow maps. It is an excellent reference.
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The Zen of System Dynamics
Author(s): Richard Turnock Subject: Why K12 SD
  Insight into how the mind works is the path to enlightenment in Zen. Insight into how to change our mental models using dynamic model simulations on the computer is the path to learning using System Dynamics.
 
The In and Out Game: A Preliminary System Dynamics Modeling Lesson
Author(s): Alan Ticotsky, Rob Quaden, & D. Lyneis Subject: Implementation
  Prepared with the support of the Gordon Stanley Brown Fund. The In and Out Game is a preliminary system dynamics modeling lesson for kindergarten and primary grade students which is also adapted for use with upper elementary and middle school students. Yo
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The Future of System Dynamics and Learner-Centered Learning in K-12 Education-Essex Report
Author(s): Debra Lyneis, & Lees Stuntz, et. al. Subject: Implementation
  A report from the planning meeting held in Essex, MA, June 23 - July -1, 2001, presented at the International System Dynamics Society Conference in Palermo, Italy, July 2002. The participants at the Essex meeting developed a strategy to realize a vision o
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