Design, Education

Why Bucky, why now?

Systems writer Linda Booth Sweeney muses about her own siloed education as a child and the world we now live in, embedded in the kinds of complex human systems that give rise to a whole different, integrated approach to education. To wit:

Today’s children are growing up in a world of webs and networks, of increasing interdependence and multiculturalism, of shrinking global borders, and of even more limited natural resources. For students of today, nothing exists in isolation. More and more of the pressing challenges children see in the headlines—global warming, economic breakdowns, food insecurity, institutional malfeasance, biodiversity loss, and escalating conflict—are generated by complex human systems.

Fortunately, there are a number of systems-based tools and frameworks emerging, several of which Sweeney lists on her post. Definitely worth checking out.

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