Jumping the S-Curve: A Systems Thinking Toolkit for Educational Developers

Session Time and Location

Wed, 6 Jun 2018
9:15am to 10:45am
Room: Room:
Dunwoody B
Session Track
Session Format

In this interactive session, we will explore the critical components of systems thinking, with particular attention to the question of how the critical adaptation of the tools of systems analysis (including systems mapping, S-curves, organizational learning, and design thinking) can enhance the impact of the work we do as educational developers, both within an institution and across the field. 

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