System dynamics as a problem structuring method: a teaching/learning approach

Vilalta-perdomo, Eliseo Luis and Thierry-Aguilera, Ricardo (2010) System dynamics as a problem structuring method: a teaching/learning approach. In: IIE Annual Conference & Expo 2010, 5-9 June 2010, Cancun, Mexico.

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Abstract

System Dynamics (SD) is a discipline helpful to recognize counterintuitive behaviors. By modeling and simulating different scenarios, complex situations can be studied and analyzed. Conceding that these activities may help on improving human action, the difficulty would strive on how to expand its use as it seems difficult to be caught by students, our future professionals. This paper elaborates on this by proposing an approach based on looking at SD as a problem structuring method (PSM), rather than a problem solving tool. Instances of the procedure are provided from a SD course delivered to undergraduate students in a Mexican university.

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Additional Information:System Dynamics (SD) is a discipline helpful to recognize counterintuitive behaviors. By modeling and simulating different scenarios, complex situations can be studied and analyzed. Conceding that these activities may help on improving human action, the difficulty would strive on how to expand its use as it seems difficult to be caught by students, our future professionals. This paper elaborates on this by proposing an approach based on looking at SD as a problem structuring method (PSM), rather than a problem solving tool. Instances of the procedure are provided from a SD course delivered to undergraduate students in a Mexican university.
Keywords:System Dynamics, Problem Structuring Methods, Problem Solving, Education
Subjects:G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G200 Operational Research
H Engineering > H650 Systems Engineering
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:4703
Deposited By: Eliseo Luis Vilalta-perdomo
Deposited On:05 Oct 2011 06:20
Last Modified:05 Oct 2011 15:21

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