Education system components Nov. 4, 2010

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starting to think through parts of the education system through concept models

for IDSE202, a System, Service and Iinteraction design theory class taught by Jon Freach at austincenterfordesign.com

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Education system components Nov. 4, 2010

  1. 1. SYSTEM COMPONENTS Christina Tran / Nov. 4, 2010 AC4D.com / IDSE202 / System, Service and Interaction Design / Freach Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella H. Meadows
  2. 2. elements SYSTEM COMPONENTS interconnections purpose
  3. 3. SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Changing the elements Same System
  4. 4. SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Changing the interconnections Similar System
  5. 5. SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Changing the purpose Different System
  6. 6. the education system
  7. 7. education SYSTEM: Changing the element (teachers) Same System Proposed Solution: Better Teachers
  8. 8. “Banking” System Collaborative Co-Learning System Teacher can drastically change interconnections and influence purpose on a classroom level teacher external force purpose student CLASSROOM SYSTEM: Changing the element (teachers) Different System
  9. 9. Student learning model (Why good teachers matter)
  10. 10. student Learning model (zoom in) Student role model grand parents internet community personality attitudes desire books experiences friend friend friend siblings parents teacher teacher teacher teacher teacher Other Psycho- Emotional Factors History Peers Adults
  11. 11. student Learning model impact of bad teachers teacher teacher teacher teacher teacher Student role model grand parents internet community personality attitudes desire books experiences friend friend friend siblings parents teacher teacher teacher teacher teacher Other Psycho- Emotional Factors History Peers Adults A string of bad teachers and ineffective learning experiences may affect a student’s attitudes and desire to learn through traditional school channels.
  12. 12. system Feedback loops
  13. 13. SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Feedback Loop stock decision point a change signals adjustsover time, becomes changes/ recorded as current flow inflow outflow past flow
  14. 14. SYSTEM COMPONENTS: Feedback Loops in Context stock decision point behavior pattern of behavior systems a change signals adjusts manifests as evidence of evidence of overtime, becomes over time, becomes changes/ recorded as current flow inflow outflow past flow FEEDBACK LOOP
  15. 15. Feedback loops in the education system
  16. 16. EDucation SYSTEM Feedback Loop test scores administrationfreaks out lowers decreases decreases less freedom to choose gives more guidelines to new teachers teach to testreal world exp. current teachers teachers teaching methods students engagement learning FEEDBACK LOOP
  17. 17. EDucation SYSTEM Feedback Loop in Context test scores freaks out lowers decreases decreases less freedom to choose gives more guidelines to new teachers teach to testreal world exp. current teachers teachers teaching methods students engagement learning FEEDBACK LOOP behavior pattern of behavior systems manifests as evidence of evidence of overtime, becomes administration We are treating the symptoms of low test scores and disengaged learners when we need to look at the larger systems that cause them.

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