Exploring Systems

Brought to you in collaboration with Systems Thinking in Schools, Waters Foundation and the Creative Learning Exchange, this workshop was based on The Shape of Change AND The Shape of Change: Stock and Flows books “Change is all around us! One way to grasp how something is changing is to trace how it grows or declines over time. Is there a pattern? Are there turning points? Can you get a better understanding of what is happening by standing back and taking a wider view? Tracking changes in a clear and graphic way can spark insightful thinking.”

Creative Learning Exchange

Creative Learning Exchange

Simulations from Creative Learning Exchange ...
Habits of a Systems Thinker

Habits of a Systems Thinker

Habits of a Systems Thinker describes ways of thinking about how systems work and how actions taken can impact results seen over time. They encompass a spectrum of thinking strategies that foster problem-solving and encourage ...
King's Chessboard

King’s Chessboard

When the wise man refuses to accept a reward for his service to the king, the king insists and so the wise man asks for a payment of rice for each square of the king's ...
One Grain of Rice

One Grain of Rice

A mathematical fairy tale similar to The King's Chessboard. A village girl outsmarts a selfish king by asking him to double a portion of rice every day for 30 days in order to feed the ...
Online Simulations for STEMAZing Shape of Change workshop

Online Simulations for STEMAZing Shape of Change workshop

Lessons and materials presented at the Exploring Systems workshop ...
Systems in Motion books

Systems in Motion books

This dynamic set of books consolidates the powerful lessons about oscillations in one place! This series of lessons (also online) allows students to explore and see the deeper nature of what is causing particular behaviors ...
Systems Thinking Playbook

Systems Thinking Playbook

This book has become a favorite of K–12 teachers, university faculty, and corporate consultants. It provides short gaming exercises that illustrate the subtleties of systems thinking. The companion DVD shows the authors introducing and running ...

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