Abstract for: Making System Dynamics Cool IV: Teaching & Testing with Cases & Quizzes

This follow-up paper presents cases and multiple choice questions for teaching and testing System Dynamics modeling. These cases and multiple choice questions were developed and used between January 2012 and April 2012 a large System Dynamics course (250+ BSc and 40+ MSc students per year) at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The cases presented in this paper could be useful for teaching and testing introductory/intermediate System Dynamics courses at universities as well as for self study. For these cases, students need to develop simulation models, answer multiple choice questions related to their models, as well as open questions related to their modeling and model use. Second, the use of multiple choice questions and quizzes for teaching and testing System Dynamics understanding and modeling skills is discussed and illustrated. Finally, changes to the System Dynamics curriculum enabled by further development of the teaching/testing approach of the Introductory System Dynamics Course are discussed.