for Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling in K-12 Schools
A Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling site designed to provide
educators with background information, examples, and guidance
in the use of systems thinking and dynamic modeling in K-12
education. The work shared here was generated by educators
supported by Waters Foundation K-12 Educational Partnerships.
CC Modeling Systems
If you are interested in learning and/or teaching students to analyze systems from the perspective of the feedback that controls the behavior of a system, the system dynamics modeling approach will provide a powerful tool for you. Additionally, the visual nature of the modeling software makes this modeling accessible to a wide range of students. To create a working model the student need only have an understanding of high school algebra. This type of modeling provides a different way to think about the serious issues we and our students face and gives us all a method that helps us understand and address these issues.
Virtual High School of Science and Mathematics
Links to many student projects, including models built with
System Dynamics (SESDYN) Research Group at Bogazici University
in Istanbul, Turkey.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - System Dynamics Group
Jay Forrester first introduced the discipline and study of system dynamics at MIT. MIT's program, under the guidance of John Sterman, is one of the premier programs in system dynamics in the world. Many current prominent system dynamicists have been educated in the program at the Sloan School.
On-Line graduate courses in System Dynamics at WPI
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Our faculty are leading researchers, consultants, and authors
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