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Systems thinking: a cautionary tale

This short video tells the story of a malaria outbreak on the island of Borneo, the solution that was put in place, and the string of unintended consequences that followed. It shows the dangers involved when we rush to solutions before taking the time to understand the problem and the system in which it is situated. It also highlights the importance of testing out our ideas with small prototypes prior to launching a full scale solution.

   Video

   3 minutes

   By: Sustainability Illustrated

   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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