Attached is the presentation for Systems Thinking which highlights the key points for considering this method in an educational setting. Unfortunately posting this presentation does not allow participation in the in-class activity so just to recap:
We showed an image and asked everyone to take 30 secs to write down their immediate thought, response, idea or knowledge about the image. We then read the responses one by one and created connections between people using string to indicate commonality or when something was taught about the image. We then removed one person from the ‘system’ and watched as all the other connections suffered, thereby indicated the importance of the whole versus the individual parts and the importance of learning from various sources such as professors, professionals, experts and peers.