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The Beginning of System Dynamics (D-4165-1)
Author(s): Jay W. Forrester Subject: System Dynamics
  Banquet Talk at the international meeting of the System Dynamics Society, Stuttgart, Germany, July 13, l989. Not a technical talk but a very personal recollection of how Jay Forrester came to develop the field of system dynamics. There are two threads tha
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System Dynamics: the Foundation Under Systems Thinking (D-4902)
Author(s): Jay W. Forrester Subject: System Dynamics
  This paper discusses system dynamics as a solid systems core in K-12 schools. It originally appeared in Reflection, Journal of the Society for Organizational Learning, Vol.1, No. 3, Spring 2000, published by the MIT Press, as a response to Peter M. Senge'
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System Dynamics and the Lessons of 35 Years (D-4224-4)
Author(s): Jay W. Forrester Subject: System Dynamics
  The professional field known as system dynamics has been developing for the last 35 years and now has a world-wide and growing membership. System dynamics combines the theory, methods, and philosophy needed to analyze the behavior of systems in not only m
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System Dynamics - the Next Fifty Years (D-4892)
Author(s): Jay W. Forrester Subject: System Dynamics
  Fifty years after its creation, Professor Forrester reviews the current status of the field of system dynamics and assesses prospects for the next fifty. Forrester focuses on the challenges the field must face if it is to realize its potential.
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Some Basic Concepts in System Dynamics (D-4894)
Author(s): Jay W. Forrester Subject: System Dynamics
  In its full development, system dynamics is a discipline with the scope of science, education, law, engineering, or medicine. On the other hand, it is becoming clear that teachers in ordinary K-12 schools can make enough progress in two or three years to
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Oscillations: Characteristics of Complex Systems in K-12 Education Project
Author(s): Jennifer Andersen, Anne LaVigne, & in collaboration with the CLE Subject: Cross-Curricular
  Led by a partnership between MIT Professor Emeritus Jay W. Forrester and the Creative Learning Exchange, the goal of the Characteristics of Complex Systems Project is to create online curricula for ages five and above that will illustrate the characteristics of complex systems. In exploring the nature of complex social systems, the curricula address questions such as – why do such systems resist policy changes? Why are short-term and long-term responses to corrective action often at odds with each other? How can leverage points be applied to bring about desirable change in social systems? The goals of the project are grounded in the belief that an abstract level of understanding of social systems will help prepare future citizens to actively shape their society. The lessons and simulations are based upon the fourth characteristic of complex systems: the cause of the problem is within the system.

Complex Systems Connection: Cause within System. Five interdisciplinary areas are covered in a series of lessons, utilizing a family of models that all generate oscillation. Oscillation in real-world systems is often considered problematic rather than a consequence of system structure. This progression of lessons will help students understand that undesirable behavior can be a consequence of system structure and not a result of outside, uncontrollable influences. In other words, a system that oscillates does so because it has an inherent tendency to do so.
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Notes on history and future of system dynamics in K-12 education (D-4897)
Author(s): Jay W. Forrester Subject: System Dynamics
  With these notes, Jay Forrester hopes to encourage discussion about participating in a daring, difficult, but highly promising kind of K-12 education that is radically different from what is now common.
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Jay W. Forrester Biography (D-3110-14)
Author(s): Jay W. Forrester Subject: System Dynamics
  The biography of Jay W. Forrester
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Introductory Packet
Author(s): CLE Subject: Why K12 SD
  A packet of six articles to introduce system dynamics in education. Includes: a) System Dynamics And Learner-Centered-Learning In Kindergarten Through 12th Grade Education. (Jay W. Forrester) An argument for the necessity of change in the educational process and the applicability of system dynamics in K-12 education. By the founder of the discipline of system dynamics. b) Systems Thinking, Four Key Questions. (Barry Richmond) A general over-view. Interesting paper to read to get the perspective of a professional system dynamicist, c) Bring System Dynamics to a School near You ( Debra Lyneis.) An explanation of the methods people have used to bring system dynamics and learner-centered learning to schools across the US.d) Consider The Gypsy Moth: An Example of System Dynamics for Carlisle. (Debra Lyneis) An explanation of how system dynamics would "look" and work in a curriculum, using the gypsy moth caterpillar as a concrete example of its application in a science curriculum. A simple presentation which clearly demonstrates how to start using and understanding basic system dynamics and modeling. e) Infusing System Dynamics into Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Curriculum (Debra Lyneis) A guide to help infuse the system dynamics concepts into curriculum. f) System Dynamics in 25 Words or Less (Debra Lyneis) A short, succinct description of system dynamics.
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Counterintuitive Behavior of Social Systems (D-4468-2)
Author(s): Jay W. Forrester Subject: System Dynamics
  A paper introducing the concepts and applications of system dynamics. Forrester discusses social policies and their derivation from incomplete understandings of complex systems. Also appears as Chapter 14, pages 211-244, in author's Collected Papers 1975;
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