ERIC Number: ED073029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Understanding the Concepts of System and Model. Prerequisites to the Study of World Politics.
New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.
This exercise, designed for use by upper elementary and high school students, introduces the concepts of model and system. By examining a physical model, such as a top, the student learns the concepts of model and system which can later be applied to the study of social systems. A large system of interrelated parts is examined and the system and sub-systems analyzed. Emphasis is upon the concept formation of interdependence. Understanding of the two concepts is viewed as a prerequisite to the study of world politics in which there exists an interdependence among all nations. Objectives, a list of needed materials, and procedures are briefly stated. Sixteen questions for examination of the model are included to help students define the two concepts; analyze advantages and disadvantages for studying systems; represent a system pictorially, orally, or in writing; and recognize essential and non-essential parts and sub-systems. (Author/SJM)
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Authoring Institution: New York Friends Group, Inc., New York. Center for War/Peace Studies.; Diablo Valley Education Project, Orinda, CA.
Note: Adapted by Diablo Valley Education Project from draft materials of the World Law Fund