5th Discipline and Systems/Dynamic Modeling Resources For Creating Schools That Learn

Imagine schools being transformed into lifelong learning and alternative learning structures (currently called classrooms, libraries, charter schools, homeschooling, unschooling, study groups, list-serv groups and distance learning)-- what collectively might be called learning communities. For schools to give more people a taste of these, I believe they would need to become involved in 5th discipline and systems work. Search these links and learn more about education in these lights; the first three links in partcular return extensive and fertile ideas!

  1. Waters Foundation Systems Thinking and Dynamic Modeling K-12
  2. The Creative Learning Exchange
  3. Defensive Routines and Organizational Learning -- Searching for the way out of "political" decision making and leadership
  4. MIT System Dynamics in Education Project
  5. Dynamic System Modeling Using Computer Simulation
  6. Road Maps: A Guide to Learning System Dynamics
  7. Maryland Virtual High School System Dynamics Projects
  8. Systems Thinking and the 5 Disciplines
  9. Introduction to Systems Thinking
  10. Systems Thinking Mega Link List
  11. The Society for Organizational Learning
  12. Learning Organizations
  13. Leadership Tool Kit from the National School Boards Foundation -- Many systems tools
  14. Small Schools By Choice -- A key opportunity for Systems Thinking
  15. Democracy and Learning
  16. Inquiry Based Learning
  17. Problem-Based Learning
  18. Pegasus Books on Systems Thinking in Schools
  19. Simulations and Learning
  20. Habits of Mind
  21. Essential Questions in Teaching & Learning
  22. Francis W. Parker Essential School Includes Assessment Rubrics in each subject area
  23. Integrated Curriculum
  24. Parent and Family Engagement as a Reform Strategy
  25. Chaos Theory
  26. Emergence: A Journal of Complexity Issues In Organizations and Management
  27. Creativity and Innovation
  28. Strategic Planning
  29. Inquiry and Advocacy
  30. Learning Organization*
  31. Mental Model Musings
  32. Victims of the System or Systems of the Victim
  33. The Stanford Learning Organization Web
  34. Google Search: Systems Thinking [over 169,000,000 sites]


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