In late April, I discovered Cabrera Research Lab, and Derek and Laura Cabrera's fantastic work on Systems Thinking. Derek spent decades uncovering, distilling, and codifying the essence of how we think. He identified four fundamental elements of thinking that we all naturally do. However, knowing them and being able to name them and consciously apply them, well, it's just a game-changer for me.
How simple are they? They've taught them to kindergarten classes. How sophisticated are they? Derek and Laura both are professors at Cornell, and teach these concepts to grad students.
I've been diving deep into their work, and sending them questions and ideas. They are true education pros, and have generously and enthusiastically answered every question. They have also enjoyed my thoughts on the subject (even though I'm a complete neophyte), and asked me to write a blog post about how I used their tools to solve a problem in my own life.
Here's my first blog post for Cabrera Research Lab!
Here's a pdf of the index card setup.
Hi, I'm Scott Moehring
I'm a designer, teacher, writer, inventor, hockey player, gamer, and lifelong learner. I like to make cool stuff and share it with curious people.