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Road Maps: A Guide to Learning System Dynamics

Road Maps 1

Road Maps 1: A Guide to Learning System Dynamics (D-4501-7)
This guide will lead you through the readings. The guide provides a summary of the important insights and highlights the system principles learned in each chapter of Road Maps.

System Dynamics and K-12 Teachers (Jay W. Forrester) (D-4665-5)
Introduces systems and feedback loops, two important ideas which will be further developed in more readings throughout Road Maps. A strong grasp of systems and feedback loops will build a good foundation for learning more advanced principles in system dynamics.

System Dynamics and Learner-Centered-Learning in Kindergarten through 12th Grade Education (Jay W. Forrester) (D-4337)
An argument for the necessity of change in the educational process and the applicability of system dynamics in K-12 education.

Simulating Hamlet in the Classroom (Pamela Hopkins) (D-4540-1)
An example of a STELLA model successfully used in a high school English classroom.

System Dynamics Meets the Press, an excerpt from The Global Citizen (Donella Meadows) (D-4143-1)
A narration of experiences of a systems thinker and the struggle to use systems concepts correctly in today's society.

Counterintuitive Behavior of Social Systems (Jay W. Forrester) (D-4468-2)
An introduction to the concepts of system dynamics, discussing social policies and their derivation from incomplete understanding of complex systems.


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