On March 16, the Creative Learning Exchange is hosting a World Climate Simulation at the DynamiQueST event at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Each year, DynamiQueST showcases the use of systems thinking and system dynamics tools in K-12 education.
Last year, the World Climate Simulation made the event accessible to those who have not had experience with systems thinking, as well as continuing to showcase our students who are already using systems tools to enhance their critical thinking.
At DynamiQueST, students and their teachers will work together to chart a course to reduce emissions. Employing current climate change science and a computer model, they will see the effect of proposed policies in real-time.
The morning will be spent running the simulation. A system dynamics expert, George Richardson, will highlight several of the basic systems take-aways from the simulation. During lunch, student projects will showcase how utilizing systems tools can create deeper thinking. During the afternoon, the students will use metacognitive systems tools and skills to reflect on the morning’s experience.
The student projects explore complex social problems like the opioid epidemic and the destruction of the cod fishing industry. You’ll hear directly from the students as they share their understanding from using tools that helped them develop their skills in
- Critical thinking
- Navigating dynamic complexity (when cause and effect are separated by time and space)
- Communicating effectively
- Understanding balancing and reinforcing feedback processes.
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