If you’ve read the article “Systems Thinking for Education: Not a New Concept” as part of the Good To Know category on this site, you’ll recall that systems thinking was introduced to education in the early 1990’s.

Peter Senge’s groundbreaking work, “The Fifth Discipline,” was first published in 1990, with the assertion that every complete system has at least five elements, and it’s been applied to many verticals.

But the theory of the necessity of five elements working together systemically goes back centuries.

Check out the article, https://aimforwellbeing.org/blog/the-five-element-theory.

You’ll see that all the elements are connected.  Missing just one of the elements can cause significant disruptions within the processes you’re trying to optimize.

© Michael V. Ziemski, SchoolAdvancement, 2024 (Original Publication Date: 20240202