Abstract for: Stories For Teaching Systems Thinking: Development and Implementation Guide

Stories have shown to be very beneficial in teaching complex concepts to children, including system thinking. However, few stories for teaching systems thinking have been developed; indeed it seems that there exists a gap between writers and system practitioners, as writers donít know how to develop stories containing systems thinking concepts. Hence, Asemaanís experience of writing and teaching systems thinking stories to k-12 students is presented in a structured and integrated framework as a guide for writing and telling these stories. Also, the study proposes some ideas around deficiencies of current written and oral language structures of conveying systems thinking concepts and quality of tasks conducted in the class while telling stories.