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Tags: highlights, learning, university, systems Link: https://www.bethel.edu/news/articles/2019/november/sara-wyse

# “This is Sticking with Them:” Professor Explores Benefits of Model-Based Learning

Through model-based learning, students use diagrams as a way to think about and reason with systems—and to think about how complex systems interact and change.

“Model-based learning” seems like a reframing of classic teaching practices, but it’s nonetheless a powerful reframing. Emphasizing the model—and encourage students to test and iterate their models—is catchy. It’s also deliberately organizational—it requires students to organize and structure their thinking about a given system, often visually.