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CCNMTL’s Tucker Harding Presents at Columbia Conflict Resolution Conference

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Tucker Harding, an educational technologist at the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning (CCNMTL), presented a workshop at a conference on conflict resolution at Teachers College, Columbia University on Thursday, October 24. The conference, Sustaining Peace: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, was sponsored by Columbia’s Earth Institute and showcased cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in conflict resolution, violence prevention, peace, and sustainability.

Harding’s workshop, “Teaching and Learning Systems Thinking,” discussed why systems thinking -- a holistic approach to problem analysis that focuses on how constituent parts within a system interrelate and change over time-- has become a hot topic in many graduate-level programs. Harding looked at how systems thinking has been and is being taught across different disciplines, and also suggested some findings around effective approaches to the teaching and learning of systems thinking.


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Example of a systems map used in conflict resolution scholarship