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12-Day Training Materials
Author(s): CC-SUSTAIN Subject: Implementation
  From CC-SUSTAIN. Representing 6 years of development by the CC-STADUS/CC-SUSTAIN Project, these materials are based on the 12-day training that the NSF funded project has provided for teacher workshops each summer. They allow experienced modelers to condu
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A Proposed Sequence for Developing Systems Thinking in a 4-12 Curriculum
Author(s): Frank Draper Subject: Implementation
  An explanation of the differing levels of systems thinking and at what grade level they may fit best.
A Structure for Assessing Systems Thinking
Author(s): Richard Plate, & Martha Monroe Subject: Implementation
  Proponents of systems thinking have a parallel set of challenges. While some may dream of a society proficient in computer modeling of complex systems, educators would be wise to identify more modest goals as well. For some students, these modest goals ma
Assessing Progress in Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling: Some Thoughts for Educators
Author(s): Jeff Potash, & John Heinbokel Subject: Implementation
  A discussion of the methods and building blocks which help educators achieve success in introducing and understanding system dynamics.
Bringing System Dynamics to a School Near You: Suggestions for Introducing and Sustaining System Dynamics in K-12 Education.
Author(s): Debra Lyneis Subject: Implementation
  Presented at the 2000 International System Dynamics Society Conference in Bergen, Norway, this paper explains how system dynamics is introduced and sustained in schools, outlining some of the many generous contributions that have made the early growth of
Building Sustainable Interest in Modeling in the Classroom: The Implications of the S-Curve for Hooking New Practitioners in Schools
Author(s): Gordon Kubanek Subject: Implementation
  This paper presents experiences of the past two years experimenting in classrooms using the principles of systems thinking. Five strategies that have been practiced in three countries are presented in detail, with examples of experiences in Canada, Austra
Building Systems into the History/Social Studies Curricula: Some Preliminary Thoughts
Author(s): Jeff Potash Subject: Social Studies
  Thoughts on using systems thinking and dynamic modeling to improve levels of historical literacy.
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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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Children's Misconceptions as Barriers to Learning Stock-and-Flow Modeling
Author(s): Oren Zuckerman, & Mitchel Resnick Subject: Research
  Research has shown that people have difficulties understanding dynamic behavior. In an attempt to better understand the nature of these difficulties, we have developed a new modeling tool and conducted an exploratory study with young children. The modeli
Computer-Based Simulations as Learning Tools: Changing Student Mental Models of Real-World Dynamical Systems.
Author(s): Will Costello Subject: Implementation
  This paper explores current theory of mental model formation and its role in student understanding. It describes the potential of computer simulation to enhance student learning, here defined as a change in students' mental models
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