Learning About Systems:
Simple, group games can be a wonderfully effective way to learn basic systems thinking concepts. Games give us the chance to become students of our own behavior, and to have some fun while we’re at it. Through games, we can learn about how complex systems behave, and we have the chance to make “mistakes” without great consequence.
Download: The Harvest Game
The Systems Thinking Playbook
(Vol I-III) has become a favorite of K-12 teachers, university faculty, and organizational consultants. The book offers 30 short gaming exercises, classified by areas of learning – Mental Models, Team Learning, Systems Thinking, Shared Vision, and Personal Mastery. The companion DVD shows the authors illustrating good practice in introducing and running the 30 games.