Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet


Here is an interesting paper that matches and expands on what I have come to learn about complex systems – Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet.

It is no surprise, then, that we often find ourselves tinkering with complex systems without understanding the system — how the key parts of the system are interconnected, or how the interactions of all the parts produce the often puzzling or confounding behavior of the system. Consider, for example, road-building programs that are meant to reduce congestion but that end up increasing traffic, delays, and pollution. Or pesticides that are meant to kill crop-damaging insects but that also kill the “good” insects that are controlling the population of “bad bugs.”

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