Abstract for: Developing Question Sets to Assess Systems Thinking Skills

Assessment of systems thinking has been a topic of interest in the last decade. Although there have been some noticeable methods in the literature, the lack of an assessment method which can be regenerated to obtain numerous assessment packages and applied to a large number of examinees is still felt. The proposed method of using question sets to assess the different systems thinking skills results in an assessment package without requiring large amounts of time and effort to interpret the data. Following the guideline presented here, the assessment package can be regenerated to achieve new question sets. The classification of systems thinking skills is based on Richmondís classification scheme with minor variations to accommodate an accurate assessment (Richmond 2000).