What is it about?

Systems thinking is a strategy for achieving meaningful learning. This paper reports on a research study with teachers in six primary schools who developed a systems thinking concept map for teaching and learning to help teachers understand the interconnectedness of soil and climate change.

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Why is it important?

Teachers in this case study struggled to understand the interconnectedness of soil and climate change. Teacher ignorance about systems thinking needs to be overcome. The tool provided in the article can help overcome that.

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This research is a stepping stone to improving systems thinking among teachers.

Luiza de Sousa
North-West University

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This page is a summary of: Teachers’ understanding of the interconnectedness of soil and climate change when developing a systems thinking concept map for teaching and learning, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, August 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/10382046.2019.1657684.
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