Toolkit Library/

Systems thinking: understanding the whole rather than just separate pieces

When working to tackle complex problems by bringing together a variety of institutions and partners, systems thinking is a central part of the approach. This video (3 minutes) created by global nonprofit Synergos provides a useful overview of systems thinking, which they define as “a set of methods and tools that allow us to focus on the whole system in which a problem exists.”

   Video

   3 minutes

   By: Synergos

   Leader-prep | Lifelong learners


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.

More on this topic:

K-5 Card Deck Activity: Truth-seeking

  Tool

  30 minutes

  By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

K-5 Card Deck Activity: Perspective taking

  Tool

  30 minutes

  By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

The importance of curiosity and questions in 21st-century learning

  Article

  15 minutes

  By: Andrew P. Minigan, Education Week

Responding to crisis with character

  Video

  11 minutes

  By: Principled Innovation™ (PI)

Book excerpt: how to close the critical thinking gap for all students

  Article

  12 minutes

  By: Colin Seale

Access our collection of +200 learning materials

PI toolkit library