Learning About Systems:
Some of my most gratifying work involves efforts to integrate “living systems” principles and systems thinking “habits of mind” into learning-centered curricula. When we embed systems-based curricula to real-life issues such as climate change or energy use, we can help our young people to better understand interconnections and dynamics among nature, society, and the economy.
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When we think systemically, we’re more able to step off “problem solving treadmills” where our “solutions” often create more problems or make the original problem worse. (Think drinking more coffee to curb fatigue, or cutting costs when profits are down, or building an extra lane on a highway to lessen traffic congestion.)