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ERIC Number: EJ814832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-1013
Enhancing Systems-Thinking Skills with Modelling
Hung, Woei
British Journal of Educational Technology, v39 n6 p1099-1120 Nov 2008
Systems thinking is an essential cognitive skill that enables individuals to develop an integrative understanding of a given subject at the conceptual and systemic level. Yet, systems thinking is not usually an innate skill. Helping students develop systems-thinking skills warrants attention from educators. This paper describes a study examining the effects of utilising systems modelling as a cognitive tool in enhancing a group of graduate students' systems-thinking skills. A significant improvement was observed in the systems-thinking practises of the students. A theoretical rationale for enhancing systems-thinking skills with modelling and the results of the study will be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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