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A Theory of Reality as More Than the Sum of Its Parts

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New math shows how, contrary to conventional scientific wisdom, conscious beings and other macroscopic entities might have greater influence over the future than does the sum of their microscopic components.

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Adaptive Network Capacities

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Complex change is messy. It doesn’t jump from one stable state to another. An organization doesn’t change culture overnight. Every phase shift—cognitive, cultural, social,
physical—goes through a confusing state where past and future exist side by side. The technical name for this process is hysteresis. Hysteresis helps us explain some of the most frustrating and
perplexing aspects of change in human systems.
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Simplifying complexity

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Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution. Illustrating the tips and tricks for breaking down big issues, he distills an overwhelming infographic on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to a few elementary points.
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Simplicity in complexity

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How to Tackle Complexity Using Systems Thinking

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Systems thinking: what it is and why it’s important for fed leaders

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samuel prieto's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:12 AM

pensar en sistemas  @cetep1 @unimagdalena

samuel prieto's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:20 AM

la complejidad y pensamiento de sistemas @cetep1 @unimagdalena

Ian Biggs, FAIPM, CPPE's curator insight, December 8, 2013 11:40 PM

I love the analogy in this article between linear problem solving V's systems thinking and more holistic approaches. It's like throwing a rock and a live bird! The linear approach is great for determining where the rock might end up but how does it understand what the bird will do, predict it's final resting place or control it's path along the way? 

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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

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Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking. It is important in every aspect of school and life, since it involves self-reflection on one’s current position, future goals, potential actions and strategies, and results. At its core, it is a basic survival strategy, and has been shown to be present even in rats.

Perhaps the most important reason for developing metacognition is that it can improve the application of knowledge, skills, and character qualities in realms beyond the immediate context in which they were learned. This can result in the transfer of competencies across disciplines—important for students preparing for real-life situations where clear-cut divisions of disciplines fall away and one must select competencies from the entire gamut of their experience to effectively apply them to the challenges at hand. Even within academic settings, it is valuable—and often necessary—to apply principles and methods across disciplinary lines.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 11, 2017 4:20 PM
The 16 Habits of Mind (Costa and Kallick) include metacognition.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 18, 2017 12:13 PM
We allow extra time each period so teachers can talk about thinking process in their content area and students can think about thinking. It can improve the application of what they are studying, which provides deeper learning.
Madame Tournesol's curator insight, September 6, 2017 10:38 PM
Metacognition - the key to everything.
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Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten - BBC News

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten - BBC News | Complex Adaptive Systems Thinking | Scoop.it
Everything you know about memory may be wrong.

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Places to Intervene in a System by Donella H. Meadows

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Folks who do systems analysis have a great belief in "leverage points." These are places within a complex system (a corporation, an economy, a living body, a city, an ecosystem) where a small shift in one thing can produce big changes in everything.

The systems community has a lot of lore about leverage points. Those of us who were trained by the great Jay Forrester at MIT have absorbed one of his favorite stories. "People know intuitively where leverage points are. Time after time I've done an analysis of a company, and I've figured out a leverage point. Then I've gone to the company and discovered that everyone is pushing it in the wrong direction!" 


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Anne Caspari's comment, March 24, 2013 6:36 AM
still so valid.
Marc Rabaey's curator insight, January 6, 2014 4:59 AM

The magic of leverage points

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Systems thinking for Health Systems Strengthening

This video was produced by the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and was filmed during the launch of the Alliance's 2009 Flagship Report: Syste...
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I used this as an example of ST in my PhD. I adapted their processes to better suite CAS.

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