Abstract for: Embedding SD into existing university courses

Workshop proposal: Embedding SD into existing university courses: The aim of this workshop is encourage and enhance the use of SD in existing, traditional university courses. To help ensure a quality experience for students not acquainted with SD, it would be helpful for professors to have a defined approach to introducing SD. That is, there are several pragmatic problems that create obstacles to a high quality integration of SD in traditional classes. This workshop will attack these problems by facilitating a review and discussion, by the workshop participants, of the following issues: What are the SD concepts that MUST be covered ((SDRMS) System Dynamics Required Minimum Set)? How should the SDRMS be introduced? What should we assign as SDRMS required reading? How should we verify learning of the SDRMS? What should we list as SDRMS “learning objectives?”