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Ace Clinical Curriculum Presentation[1]A


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This presentation outlines developed curriculum that will bring to light the idea of System Thinking within Adult Education Program. The efforts of this curriculum are to transform current strategies and ways of approaching education. These strategies will lead to accomplished goals, visions and missions through the team building and professional development of Adult Educators.

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Ace Clinical Curriculum Presentation[1]A

  1. 1. ACE Unity; Who Fails When the Learner Fails? SYSTEMS THINKING 19
  2. 2. “ organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning to see the whole together.” Peter Senge 20
  3. 3. <ul><li>Personal Mastery </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The commitment to the process of learning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Closes the Gap between vision and reality </li></ul></ul></ul>21
  4. 4. <ul><li>Personal Mastery Cont. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Never lower the vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See the situation for what it is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflect on the facts and make decisions </li></ul></ul>22
  5. 5. <ul><li>Mental models are representations of reality that people use to understand specific phenomena. (Gentner & Stevens, 1983) </li></ul>23
  6. 6. <ul><li>Observable “data” and experiences (as a videotape recorder might capture it) </li></ul><ul><li>Select “ data” from what you observe </li></ul><ul><li>Add meanings [Senge says that these are cultural and personal, but once we own them, they become personal]. </li></ul><ul><li>Make assumptions based on the added meanings [How do these assumptions benefit us?]. (Michelle McMaster, 1999) </li></ul>24
  7. 7. <ul><li>Draw conclusions [How do these conclusions benefit us?]. </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt beliefs about the system [How does this fit into the beliefs you already hold?]. </li></ul><ul><li>Take actions based on those beliefs. </li></ul><ul><li>There is the reflexive loop (our beliefs affect what data we select next time). (Michelle McMaster, 1999) </li></ul>25
  8. 8. <ul><li>“ it’s the capacity to hold a share picture of the future we seek to create” (Peter Senge) </li></ul>26
  9. 9. <ul><li>When there is a genuine and collaborative vision that is agreeably created and understood, faculty will learn better and excel because they want to </li></ul>27
  10. 10. <ul><li>involves the skills of unearthing shared ‘pictures of the future’ that foster genuine commitment and enrollment rather than compliance (Peter Senge) </li></ul>28
  11. 11. <ul><li>Such learning is viewed as ‘the process of aligning and developing the capacities of a team to create the results its members truly desire’ (Peter Senge) </li></ul>29
  12. 12. <ul><li>allows the team to discover insights not attainable individually </li></ul>30
  13. 13. <ul><li>Recognition of patterns within teams (your team) that undermine learning </li></ul>31
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