I’ve been working on a project related to the introductory sustainability course that I teach. Systems thinking is an incredibly valuable approach to assessing complex situations and challenges. However, it can be very challenging to grasp. As I developed the systems thinking material for my course, I created an open educational resource (OER) on the topic. I’m hoping that this will be the first of a series of sustainability teaching and learning resources that I will create to support others who are interested in learning or teaching sustainability.
I was inspired to create this resource because I found that, while there are valuable resources out there on systems thinking, few were targeted for the level of my students (undergraduate students with limited to no experience with systems thinking). In addition, many of the sustainability resources that exist are not available under Creative Commons licenses and therefore, may limit access.
I plan on continuing to assess this resource based on what I see in my courses, as well as feedback the site might receive. If you check out the site and have any feedback or questions please feel free to comment below and I’ll be in touch.
Check out the site, and let me know what you think: Introduction to Systems Thinking.