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Developing a systems thinking capacity in learners of all ages

Systems thinking is not a skill reserved for adults or older students; in fact, as Tracey Benson of the Waters Center for Systems Thinking describes in this article, children can learn the habits of systems thinking from a young age. She argues that schools have a responsibility to educate students to be “systems citizens” who have the skills and knowledge to tackle the complex challenges that they will face in the world.

   Article

   15 minutes

   By: Tracey Benson, Waters Center for Systems Thinking

   Educator-prep | K-12 educators


Making connections:

Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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