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Mapping systems

The practice of mapping allows us to build our understanding of the parts, people, and interactions that make up a system, which can then lead to generating more context-specific and productive innovations. Use these prompts and suggestions from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Agency by Design initiative to engage a group of participants in mapping a system and digging into its complexities. This can be used in tandem with the Thinking Routines available on their website, in particular Parts, People, Interactions.

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   60 minutes

   By: Harvard Graduate School of Education

   Educator-prep | Leader-prep

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Principled Innovation asks us to work with others and recognize the limits of our own knowledge so that we can better understand and tackle the complex issues our communities face.

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