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Unit 2 Aims

  1. apply Systems Engineering Research to develop a Dynamic Simulation Model for analysis of an educational organisation; and

  2. demonstrate understanding of a range of research-informed Educational Transformation approaches.

Week 5 Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand System Modelling techniques;

  2. Storytelling using system models.


Week 5 Recording

Week 5 Learning Activities

Come to the tutorial prepared to discuss your understanding of System Models and how we can tell research informed stories using system models to explain complex dynamics within systems.

Watch the video Systems Thinking

229-Systems-Modelling-Theory-and-Practice-Michael-Pidd-Edisi-1-2004.pdf
Lyons, M. (2004). Insights from complexity: organisational change and systems modelling. Systems Modelling: Theory and Practice. John Wiley, Chichester. https://industri.fatek.unpatti.ac.id/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/229-Systems-Modelling-Theory-and-Practice-Michael-Pidd-Edisi-1-2004.pdf#page=36
smpt.pdf
Larsen, E., & Lomi, A. (2002). Representing change: a system model of organizational inertia and capabilities as dynamic accumulation processes. Simulation modelling practice and theory, 10(5-7), 271-296.http://www.cs.unibo.it/~lomi/home_files/paper/smpt.pdf

Consider the following causal loop diagram paying particular note of the + and - Stocks and how these infleunce each other. Note the Flow descriptors on some arrows that explain what the interaction involves. Also note the Reinforcing loop that has been identified, and how different types of stock are colour coded.

Storytelling

Bird Feeder Model

Explore the Bird Feeder Dilemma system model and use this to tell a story about the introduction of a new technology (Bird Feeder) into an organisational system (Garden) and the unintended consequences arising from this imntervention.

Making Friends Model

Explore the Making Friends system model and use this to tell a story about social interactions within an educational system.


Share your social interaction story on Teams explaining how the Firendship model was used to explore the story.

Infections Model

Explore the Infections system model and use this to tell a story about the current pandemic.


Share your pandemic story on Teams explaining how the Infections model was used to explore the story. You could suggest eleborations to the model to make your story richer and use the additional simulations for ideas as well. The focus is on using the simulation models to support the assertions and depth of your storytelling.

Guns at School Model

Explore the Guns at School simulation model. We will be examining this in detail in the tutorial, but consider how this simulation can be used to tell a range of informed stories, supported by data, by examining a variety of possible scenarios.