Abstract for: Establishing a framework to check the ablility of learning system dynamics--the experience of Taiwan scholars

Jay W. Forrester(2007) pointed out the three challenges facing system dynamics in the 21st century.The first is about the education of system dynamics experts.We try to make some contribution in this aspect. We think the field of system dynamics lacks an ordered learning process, especially in modeling.Therefore, we investigate investigate several system dynamics experts who have engaged in this field over ten years.We induce their experience and Barry Richmondís research to establish a framework to check the ablility of modeling which included six phases and thirty levels. Instructors can use the framework to arrange the adapted materials in different level in order to make the learning process of system dynamics systematically.Learners can use the framework to understand theirown ablility of system dynamics and plan the next learning program.