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Thinking About Systems
Living systems are everywhere. These systems – elements and processes interacting to form a whole – shape us and surround us. When we look closely, we see living systems on all scales, from the smallest plankton, to our own body, to the planet as a whole. When we understand what constitutes a living system, we also see that our watersheds, families, communities, organizations, and nations are all living systems.
To “think about systems” means we pay attention to interrelationships, patterns, and dynamics as well as to the parts. The field of systems thinking has evolved over the past 50 years as a set of methods and tools that focus on systems – rather than fragments – as the context for defining and solving complex problems, and for fostering more effective learning and design. At its best, the practice of systems thinking helps us to stop operating from crisis to crisis, and to think in a less fragmented, more integrated way. More
The Systems Thinking Playbook in action, 18 years after its first publication
The Next Big Thing
New Connected Wisdom Teacher's Guide and Training Module
Concise, activity-packed, tied to Next Generation Science standards and FREE!
Learning to Connect the Dots
New article in the Solutions Journal
Award-Winning Connected Wisdom book now on KINDLE
Connected Wisdom CD (for ages 4-10) available through Chelsea Green
Radio Interview -- The Science of Change
Our world is complex and dynamic. Our language is not, yet. Ideas for ways to close this gap in these two radio interviews