Social Skill: PERSPECTIVES

Understanding consequences by considering more influences

Peter Senge is an American systems scientist who is a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management, co-faculty at the New England Complex Systems Institute, and the founder of the Society for Organizational Learning. Senge is also the co-author of THE TRIPLE FOCUS:


Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge provide educators with a rationale for incorporating three core skill sets in the classroom-understanding self, other, and the larger systems within which we operate-and show why these competencies are needed to help students navigate a fast-paced world of increasing distraction and growing interconnectedness. The book also offers examples of model educational programs that include these competencies in their curriculum, and shares best practices for introducing them in schools. "Two seminal educational thinkers have written a slim book with big ideas that are well worth pondering." -Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education "Every practitioner, researcher, policy maker, parent, and child advocate should read this book. Daniel Goleman and Peter Senge describe the compelling impacts that social and emotional learning and systems education have on student achievement and behavior.

Whenever I’m trying to help people understand what this word ‘system’ means, I usually start by asking: ‘Are you a part of a family?’ Everybody is a part of a family. ‘Have you ever seen in a family, people producing consequences in the family, how people act, how people feel, that aren’t what anybody intends?’ Yes. ‘How does that happen?’ Well… then people tell their stories and think about it. But that then grounds people in not the jargon of ‘system’ or ‘systems thinking’ but the reality – that we live in webs of interdependence.”

More big picture thinking

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More big picture thinking

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More big picture thinking

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