Abstract for: Making System Dynamics Cool? Using Hot Testing & Teaching Cases

This paper deals with the use of ‘hot’ real-world cases for both testing and teaching purposes such as in the Introductory System Dynamics course at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The paper starts with a brief overview of the System Dynamics curriculum. Then the problem-oriented teaching and testing approach is explained, followed by a presentation and discussion of several examples of ‘hot’ cases. The main goal of presenting the use of ‘hot’ testing/teaching cases is to spur other System Dynamics lecturers on to doing the same, and to start up a small network for exchanging the ‘hottest’ cases.