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Take a moment, if you will, to consider a simple question about your own teaching experience: what works? Of course, what a loaded question.
It seems to this general studies major that science and math have the best in . . . lovely little problems line up for system dynamics problems: the parameters seem relatively neat, the stocks and flows blink out from reality with stunning clarity, and the initial values are eminently researchable (is that a word?). In other disciplines, such as the social studies and – God forbid – literature, finding the leverage for an elegant and usable STELLA model can be quite elusive. And yet, I would prefer to create system models from Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath than I would from Golding’s Lord of the Flies.
This poll gets teachers wondering about where to apply the tool. Let’s see what people think.