Mastering Complexity
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Mastering Complexity
Systemsthinking in a complex world for better understanding
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7 Leadership Competencies for Whole System Change

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By Carri Schneider - Lessons on leadership from Lyle Kirtman and Michael Fullan's book "Leadership: Key Competencies for Whole-System Change".

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Resetting Education: Does "edutainment" get results?

Resetting Education: Does "edutainment" get results? | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
Gamestar Mechanic proves that educational games are more than just a nice idea...

 

"The beauty of Gamestar Mechanic is that it doesn’t dumb anything down. Kids who play the game have to engage real thinking skills to earn points, like solving the physics problem of how to get two characters to move through space to meet at the same place at the same time.

"More importantly, it prompts players to think in terms of systems. No element of a game is isolated. Players have to think about the relationships between objects, avatars, actions, and so on. This is a crucial stepping stone to developing critical thinking skills and an understanding of larger systems."


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‘Systems Thinking’ Advocates Brew Controversy in W-S/Forsyth Schools

‘Systems Thinking’ Advocates Brew Controversy in W-S/Forsyth Schools | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it
WINSTON-SALEM — Some say "systems thinking" subjects students to a socialist political agenda, while others — including Superintendent Don Martin — claim it is simply another instructional tool teachers have employed successfully in the classroom.

 

I guess this shouldn't surprise me, but it never even occurred to me that anyone would view systems thinking as conspiratorial, sinister, or part of a left-wing agenda. Now I've truly seen it all.

 

From an educator's perspective, I think this comment is a clear reflection of this Collins character's credibility: "When there’s a national curriculum or an international curriculum, parents and local boards — people that should be designing education — are left out.”

 

Parents and local school boards should be designing education?? Well, I guess no one should seek out degrees in curriculum development, instructional design, or any other training in the education field, because all you need to qualify you for these jobs is to have a kid or get elected to a school board. Sheesh!


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Arthur Dahl - excellence from holistic and systemic thinking

Arthur Dahl - excellence from holistic and systemic thinking | Mastering Complexity | Scoop.it

"In today’s complex world, we can no longer afford the risks and failures that result from the compartmentalized structure of government, academia, business and most other human activities. A capacity for holistic or systems thinking should be one of the basic goals of education, in complement to whatever specialization is relevant to the natural talents of each and everyone. We may even need to create the specialization of “generalist” able to integrate all the relevant domains of knowledge in a particular management context."


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