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Friday, October 14 • 3:50pm - 4:30pm
9b) The Need To Include Systems Thinking In All Education

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    Many of the issues that currently confront us - global warming, climate change, economic disparity, social and environmental justice - cannot be effectively understood, much less resolved via our current educational methodology.  These issues are intertwined, trans-disciplinary, trans-national, and universal. It will require an integration of systems thinking to show students how subject-based material impacts and interplays with other disciplines.

Our failure to include the interrelatedness of all things in education has set the stage for our graduates to be knowledgeable in their specific discipline, yet unprepared in their paradigms to confront the critical and life-altering problems of their day.  
1.  Understand the value of thinking about humanity at a planetary scale.
2.  Be able to source scientifically valid data to use in class to demonstrate the value of systems thinking.
3.  Be able to consider the implications of what we do relative to impacts that we cause and contribute to, so that our actions better match our desired outcomes relative to the future quality of life of humanity.


Tim Rumage

Ringling College of Art and Design

Friday October 14, 2022 3:50pm - 4:30pm EDT
Torch (downstairs)
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