(Article of periodic en Allemand - 2009)

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Systemkompetenz : Forschungsstand und Forschungsfragen (Allemand)
Compétence en systémisation de la pensée : état de la recherche et problématiques

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Terminological considerations show that it makes sense to use terms like “competence of system thinking” and “system thinking” as synonymous, whereas both don’t incorporate the level of action as well. While an extensive literature review in and outside of geographical sciences documents the broad application of systemic approaches, it also reveals that there is little empirically-based knowledge on this topic. One of the recent prominent studies in this area deals with the question if elementary school students are competent in system thinking. The answer is clearly yes. Furthermore, it is evident that the competence of system thinking is composed of several different subcomponents, that there are indications of a domain-independency of the competence of system thinking and that this competence is influenced by interest as well as preliminary knowledge. From a geographical education point of view one of the questions to be explored is which preliminary knowledge of geographical issues learners bring with. With regard to develop models of competency of system thinking there are existing models which can be used, but they all show deficiencies: They consider neither man-environment interactions nor different scales. To afford the high demanded level of this modelling it will be important to cooperate multidisciplinary. - (IfL - J.-B. Haversath)


Article of periodic

published at : Geographie und ihre Didaktik / ISSN 0343-7256


Millesime : 2009, vol. 37 [pp. 58-79]

Collation : 7 fig.



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