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Ambiente & Sociedade

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Abstract

FOLLEDO, Manuel. System Thinking: a proper approach to understand the environment. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2000, n.6-7, pp. 105-144. ISSN 1809-4422.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1414-753X2000000100006.

Ecological systems are far more complex and harder to understand than tecnological systems. If we want a radical system restructure, necessary to solve the world´s most dramatic problems, we must think differently in order to obtain a better understanding of these issues. This paper will address how the System Thinking method can be used as a major tool to achieve this goal. It highlights the difference of this approach providing some basic ideas and methods to understand the enviroment from a systemic point of view.

Keywords : Systems; Ecosystems; Systemic Thinking; Mind Models; Systemic Structures; Simulation Models.

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