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Work in progress: Developing engineering systems thinking through the modeling of a complex bioengineering system

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4 Author(s)
Foster, C. ; Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA ; Crowder, M. ; Nelson, K. ; Ganesh, T.

Systems thinking is an important habit of mind that should be promoted in K-12 engineering education. This work in progress paper describes how systems thinking was introduced in middle school grades through the modeling of a biological system: the artificial heart. Preliminary qualitative results show that introducing systems thinking through modeling is both feasible and useful. Students demonstrated their knowledge of the heart as a system through the structural, functional, and behavioral components of their models.

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Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE), 2012

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3-6 Oct. 2012