PollSitting1: How effective a teaching tool is System Dynamics?

Vote early and often!

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.


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