Systems Thinking and Decision Making Models. Mediated Modeling 2/6/07. To accomplish. Reflections - discuss grading - deadline by Friday midnight? Literature review and facilitated discussion - discuss grading (new syllabus on website) Causal diagrams ANR project & team work.
Systems Thinking and Decision Making Models
Learning objective 1
To recognize situations in which Mediated Modeling could be an appropriate tool and discuss ways to evaluate Mediated Modeling as a tool to support Decision-Making
----> 2/6 literature review
---> sign up
Learning objective 4
Systems thinking, qualitative and quantitative model building in a stakeholder setting to support decision-making
---> discuss causal loop diagrams
---> experimenting with STELLA
What is a system?
A group of interacting, interrelated, or independent components that form a complex and unified whole.
Learning objective 2
To describe the phases of a Mediated Modeling process in generic terms and discuss the various options available to overcome obstacles during a Mediated Modeling process
---> merge with LO 3?
Learning objective 3
To practice a real or hypothetical Mediated Modeling process on a class-wide or personal topic.
----> last hour team work & planning
To develop viable recommendations toward the prevention of shoreline degradation in VT. Recommendations can be developed in the form of information requirements or policy suggestions.
Example of “questions the model aims to address”:
1.How is shoreline degradation/protection monitored and measured?
2.What are the most important human activities causing shoreline degradation?
3.How do the long-term consequences present themselves ecologically and economically over time? How are they linked?
4.Based on the system discussed and modeled, what are viable recommendations to achieve a mutually desired outcome?