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Date joined: Jun 25 2016

The Creative Learning Exchange was founded as a non-profit in 1991 by the progenitor of the field of ...Read more The Creative Learning Exchange was founded as a non-profit in 1991 by the progenitor of the field of System Dynamics, Jay W. Forrester, to encourage the development of systems citizens who use systems thinking and system dynamics to meet the interconnected challenges that face them at personal, community, and global levels. The Creative Learning Exchange encourages an active, learner-centered process of discovery for 3-19 year old students that engages in meaningful, real-world problem solving through the mastery of systems thinking and system dynamics modeling. Hide full description


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Thinking About Drinking

What happens WHEN someone you know drinks? That depends, on the amount of alcohol consumed, the time ... Read more
What happens WHEN someone you know drinks? That depends, on the amount of alcohol consumed, the timeframe, along with a number of personal characteristics. Indeed, the level of alcohol which builds up in a person's bloodstream can vary enormously.
sim1330 runs, 19 downloads
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Biology Science Education alcohol teen drinking

Behind Closed Gates

You have entered the "Behind Closed Gates" simulation and will be working as a social scientist. As ... Read more
You have entered the "Behind Closed Gates" simulation and will be working as a social scientist. As you enter, the gate shuts behind you, and you must discover what makes this place tick. The simulation is loosely based on an experiment that was conducted at Stanford University in 1971. The psychologist who designed that experiment, Phillip Zimbardo, wanted to see how typical people would act if they were asked to take on roles of prisoners and prison guards for a two-week period. The study was stopped after only six days because of escalating, abusive behavior of the guards and concerns about the well-being of the prisoners. You can see more about this study and about prisons in general by visiting the "Resource Center." Explore the simulation and then connect the results to one or more contexts. You will need evidence from the simulation (settings with resulting graphs), from the chosen context, and from real-world events. Contexts: You don't need to make a choice yet; just proceed to the "Briefing Room" in preparation for running the simulation.
sim64 runs, 2 downloads
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Education Power Structures
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Sim App (Sim)

An interface that allows users to interact with a model.

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Sim apps allow users to interact with a model using buttons, sliders, knobs, tables, graphs, and storytelling. These interactions help users understand how parts of a system interact.

Interfaces are created by model authors in the Stella desktop software and can be uploaded to the isee Exchange™.

Model

A diagram that represents how elements in a system influence one another.

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Models are mathematical representations of how elements in a system are connected and interact (e.g., ecosystems, organizations, supply chains). When running models on the isee Exchange™, results can be viewed in output devices like graphs and tables.

Models appear in the isee Exchange™ directory when authors upload them from the Stella® desktop software or create them with Stella Online™.

Causal Loop Diagram (CLD)

A map that represents the feedback structure of a system.

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CLDs are high-level maps that represents the feedback structure of a system and easily communicate the essence of a model. They appear in the isee Exchange™ when authors upload them from the Stella desktop software or create them with Stella Online™.