Habits of a Systems Thinker
Carefully review the following
infographic on the next slide.
Next, consider the following scenario.
Louise and Karen are discussing rising tuition costs.
How would a systems thinker view the topic?
We should
blame the
government
and the
banks.
They’re so
greedy!

Why does it feel
like only my
bills are going
up!

I bet...
Incorrect. Don’t blame others.

Return to
scenario
Great job! Systems
thinkers look for
causal relationships
and think “big
picture.”
References
Creative Learning Exchange. (2013). Retrieved
November 22, 2013, from http://clexchange.org
ISEE Systems. (2013...
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Interactive scenario

  1. 1. Habits of a Systems Thinker
  2. 2. Carefully review the following infographic on the next slide.
  3. 3. Next, consider the following scenario.
  4. 4. Louise and Karen are discussing rising tuition costs. How would a systems thinker view the topic?
  5. 5. We should blame the government and the banks. They’re so greedy! Why does it feel like only my bills are going up! I bet other school’s tuitions aren’t going up! What exactly is causing tuition cost increases? Is this part of a pattern?
  6. 6. Incorrect. Don’t blame others. Return to scenario
  7. 7. Great job! Systems thinkers look for causal relationships and think “big picture.”
  8. 8. References Creative Learning Exchange. (2013). Retrieved November 22, 2013, from http://clexchange.org ISEE Systems. (2013). Retrieved November 20, 2013, from http://www.iseesystems.com Q systems thinking design pack. (2013). Retrieved November 20, 2013, from Institute of Play website: http://www.instituteofplay.org/work/projects/q-designpacks/q-systems-thinking-design-pack/ Senge, P. M. (2006). The fifth discipline: The art and practice of the learning organization (Rev. and updated. ed.). New York: Doubleday/Currency. Waters foundation. (2013). Retrieved November 20, 2013, from http://watersfoundation.org

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