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Using Dynamic Simulation to Teach Physics in a Real-World Context
Author(s): Gary B. Hirsch Subject: Science
  This paper describes a family of simulators that have been developed to teach several topics in physics, including circular motion, collisions, energy storage, and heat flow. These simulators provide students with laboratories for experimenting with the p
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Packaged Simulators and Simulation-Based Learning Environments: An Alternative to Model-Building That Can Expand the Audience for System Dynamics
Author(s): Gary B. Hirsch Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Requiring people to build models may limit the audience for system dynamics. Packaged Simulators and Simulation-Based Learning Environments are an alternative that can convey an essenial understanding of sysems without requiring prerequisite skills.
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Modern Electronics: Teaching Economics to High School Students with a System Dynamics Simulator
Author(s): Gary B. Hirsch Subject: Social Studies
  Teaching economics with a simulator can actively engage students and help them learn more effectively. This paper describes a simulator that teaches students economics in terms of a familiar economic institution, the retail store. The simulator casts the
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Innovation in Schools: A Model to Help Structure the Discussion and Guide the Search for Strategies D-4765
Author(s): Gary B. Hirsch Subject: Implementation
  This paper illustrates the steps in a system dynamics analysis of a problem, building a VENSIM model of educational innovation developed to help educators, administrators and others understand the process of innovation, specifically in a school's curricul
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Create and Run Your Own Newspaper: A Journalism Unit with a Simulation Game Part 3: Examine the Model
Author(s): Daniel Barcan, Leah Zuckerman, Gary B. Hirsch, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Part 3 of a 3 part series. In this last part of a three-part journalism unit, students and teachers can take a closer look at the system dynamics model underlying the management flight simulator game from Part 2. There is a brief explanation of the model in simple terms, followed by a series of activities using the model as a laboratory.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action Through this 3-part journalism unit, students can take on the role of newspaper owner. Using a simulation model, they can experience first-hand the complexity of managing a business. In complex systems, the levers we choose to push or pull often turn out to be low leverage policies, having little or no effect, or even the opposite effect of what was planned. This experience will help students gain an appreciation of how complex systems thwart our management of them through their interconnecting network of feedback loops.
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Create and Run Your Own Newspaper: A Journalism Unit with a Simulation Game Part 2: Play the Game
Author(s): Daniel Barcan, Leah Zuckerman, Gary B. Hirsch, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Part 2 of a 3 part series. In this second part of a three-part journalism unit, students become newspaper owners and try to run their own successful businesses on a simulation game. The game is a system dynamics management flight simulator, a realistic model of a newspaper business which students run by making their own policy decisions on quality, hiring, firing, and pricing.

Complex Systems Connection: Ineffective Action. Through this 3-part journalism unit, students can take on the role of newspaper owner. Using a simulation model, they can experience first-hand the complexity of managing a business. In complex systems, the levers we choose to push or pull often turn out to be low leverage policies, having little or no effect, or even the opposite effect of what was planned. This experience will help students gain an appreciation of how complex systems thwart our management of them through their interconnecting network of feedback loops.
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Create and Run Your Own Newspaper: A Journalism Unit with a Simulation Game Part 1: Publish a Newspaper
Author(s): Daniel Barcan, Leah Zuckerman, Gary B. Hirsch, & Debra Lyneis Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Part 1 of a 3 part series. In this interdisciplinary language arts and social studies journalism unit, middle school students write articles and create their own newspapers. CS connection: Ineffective Action. Through this 3-part journalism unit, students can take on the role of newspaper owner. Using a simulation model, they can experience first-hand the complexity of managing a business. In complex systems, the levers we choose to push or pull often turn out to be low leverage policies, having little or no effect, or even the opposite effect of what was planned. This experience will help students gain an appreciation of how complex systems thwart our management of them through their interconnecting network of feedback loops.
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Link to the simulation: http://www.clexchange.org/ftp/documents/x-curricular/CC2000-10NewspaperPart1.pdf
Can Education Reform Get in the Way of Reforming Education? A Simulator for Exploring Reform Strategies
Author(s): Gary B. Hirsch Subject: Implementation
  This paper presents a simulator that school systems can use to understand the dynamics of education reform and, at an aggregate level, examine different strategies for implementing reform. It is based on a System Dynamics simulation model that represents
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