The Systems Thinking Playbook: Exercises to Stretch and Build Learning and Systems Thinking Capabilities

byLinda Booth Sweeney, Dennis Meadows

Book & Toy | April 30, 2010

The Systems Thinking Playbook: Exercises to Stretch and Build Learning and Systems Thinking Capabilities by Linda Booth Sweeney
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This book has become a favorite of K–12 teachers, university faculty, and corporate consultants. It provides short gaming exercises that illustrate the subtleties of systems thinking. The companion DVD shows the authors introducing and running each of the thirty games.

The thirty games are classified by these areas of learning: Systems Thinking, Mental Models, Team Learning, Shared Vision, and Personal Mastery. Each description clearly explains when, how, and why the game is useful. There are explicit instructions for debriefing each exercise as well as a list of all required materials. A summary matrix has been added for a quick glance at all thirty games. When you are in a hurry to find just the right initiative for some part of your course, the matrix will help you find it.

Linda Booth Sweeney and Dennis Meadows both have many years of experience in teaching complex concepts. This book reflects their insights. Every game works well and provokes a deep variety of new insights about paradigms, system boundaries, causal-loop diagrams, reference modes, and leverage points. Each of the thirty exercises here was tested and refined many times until it became a reliable source of learning. Some of the games are adapted from classics of the outdoor education field. Others are completely new. But all of them complement readings and lectures to help participants understand intuitively the principles of systems thinking.

Linda Booth Sweeney, Ed. D., is an educator, researcher and writer dedicated to helping people of all ages integrate an understanding of complex, living systems into learning, decision making and design.  She has worked with Outward Bound, MIT's Sloan School of Management, and Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development (SEED). ...
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Title:The Systems Thinking Playbook: Exercises to Stretch and Build Learning and Systems Thinking Capabil...Format:Book & ToyProduct dimensions:256 pages, 9.1 X 6.2 X 0.9 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 9.1 X 6.2 X 0.9 inPublished:April 30, 2010Publisher:Chelsea Green PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1603582584

ISBN - 13:9781603582582

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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