Improving the Strategy for Scientific Vocations in Colombia Through Participatory Modeling Based on System Dynamics

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Abstract

This chapter explores the use of Participatory Modeling Based on System Dynamics (PM-SD) as an approach for improving decision-making in complex systems. Drawing on previous studies that suggest the positive impact of PM-SD on promoting scientific vocations, this chapter applies the approach to the Colombian department of Santander as means of enhancing science vocations among children and adolescents. Literature suggest the potential for participatory approaches to promoteinterest and engagement in STEM fields, and could provide valuable insights and lessons learned for similar projects in elsewhere. The project described in this chapter employs participatory Modeling and System Dynamics as methodology to implement a participatory and sustainable strategy for promoting scientific vocations.
Translated title of the contributionMejorando la estrategia de vocaciones científicas en Colombia a través de modelaciones participativas basadas en dinámicas de sistemas
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Complex Tasks with Systems Thinking. Understanding Complex Systems
PublisherSpringer
Chapter3
Pages67
Number of pages106
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-40635-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-40634-8
StatePublished - 23 Nov 2023

Research Areas UNAB

  • Pensamiento sistémico, educación y tecnología

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