Social System Design Lab, Washington University in St. Louis
Systems perspectives encourage us to see the world as an interconnected system of causal relationships. A fundamental idea of system dynamics perspective the focus on feedback thinking – looking at cause and effect as not just moving in one direction. The purpose of this brief is to introduce the concept of feedback thinking through the lens of challenges in K-12 education, and present Causal Loop Diagrams as tools to describe feedback relationships between components of a system
Methods Brief Series 1.05: Systems Thinking Foundations
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Farrell, A., Hu, M., Chin, L., Evbuoma, E.I., Liem, W., & Ballard, E. (2021). Understanding Systems from a Feedback Perspective. Methods Brief Series 1.05: Systems Thinking Foundations. Social System Design Lab: St. Louis, MO. https://doi.org/10.7936/t4k1-8g36