The Design of Educational Programs in System Dynamics at WPI

23 Pages Posted: 15 Feb 2014

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Oleg V. Pavlov

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) - Department of Social Science & Policy Studies

James Doyle

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Khalid Saeed

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

James Lyneis

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Michael J. Radzicki

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)

Date Written: February 14, 2014

Abstract

Educational programs leading to degrees in system dynamics are rare and thus of critical importance to the future of the field of system dynamics. However, to a large extent such programs have not yet been made transparent to the system dynamics community as a whole. The present article describes the design and rationale for undergraduate and graduate programs at WPI. The goal of the article is to invite feedback from the system dynamics community about our specific programs as well as to facilitate wider discussion about the appropriate content, design, and pedagogy of degree programs and courses in system dynamics.

Keywords: system dynamics education, computer modeling, curriculum design, academic

Suggested Citation

Pavlov, Oleg V. and Doyle, James and Saeed, Khalid and Lyneis, James and Radzicki, Michael J., The Design of Educational Programs in System Dynamics at WPI (February 14, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2396195 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2396195

Oleg V. Pavlov (Contact Author)

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James Doyle

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ( email )

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

Khalid Saeed

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ( email )

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

James Lyneis

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ( email )

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

Michael J. Radzicki

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) ( email )

100 Institute Road
Worcester, MA 01609
United States

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