SBL Publications and Resources

Andreotti, V.O. (2021). Depth education and the possibility of GCE otherwise. Globalisation, Societies and Education, 19(4), 496-509. DOI: 10.1080/14767724.2021.1904214 

Camargo-Borges, C. & McNamee, S. (2022). Design thinking and social construction: A practical guide to innovation in research. BIS publishers.

Chintalapati, P., Walters, J., Javernick-Will, A., Kinden, K. (2019). System dynamics modelling as a tool for assessing rural water sustainability. IRC WASH Systems Symposium.

Ellis, N., Gladwin, D. (2022, July 19). How climate storytelling helps navigate complexity and find solutions. The Conversation.

Gladwin, D., Ellis, N. (2023, March 4). In a complex world, our graduates need to be systems beings. University World News: The Global Window on Higher Education.

Gladwin, D., Horst, R., James, K., Sameshima, P. (2022) Imagining futures literacies: A collaborative practice. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 22(7), 27-39.

Ignace, D.D., MacLean, M., & Hart, C. (In preparation). Weaving Indigenous perspectives and Western science in invasive species and climate change research. Invited Tansley Review. 

Jimmy, E., Andreotti, V., & Stein, S. (2019). Towards braiding. Musagetes Foundation.

James, K., Horst, R., Takeda, Y. P., Morales, E. (2021). The Patch: An Artful Syn(aes)thetic Mapping Of Linguistic Data Through Collaborative Digital / Analogue Literacy Processes. McGill Journal of Education / Revue Des Sciences De l’éducation De McGill, 55(3). Retrieved from 

Koppes, M. (2022). Braiding knowledges of braided rivers: the need for place-based understandings and lived experiences of landscapes into the science of scenery. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, doi: 10.1002/esp.5380.

Machado de Oliveira, V. (2021). Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and the Implications for Social Activism. Berkeley: North Atlantic Books.  

Reimer, C., Ruder, S.L., Koppes, M., Sundberg, J. (2023). A pedagogy of unbecoming for geosciences otherwise. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Special issue on Race, Nature and Environment.

Tembrevilla, G., Nesbit, S., Ellis, N., & Ostafichuk, P. (2023). Developing transdisciplinarity in first‐year engineering. Journal of Engineering Education, 112(1), 43-63.

Stein, S., Ahenakew, C., Hunt, D. & Oliveira da Silva Huni Kui, S. (2023). Complexities of confronting colonialism in conservation. 

Valley, W., Wittman, H., Jordan, N., Ahmed, S., & Galt, R. (2017). An emerging signature pedagogy for sustainable food systems education. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 1-14. doi:10.1017/S1742170517000199

Recommended Publications and Resources

Capra, F., & Luisi, P. L. (2014). The systems view of life: A unifying vision. Cambridge University Press. 

Cremene, L. (2022). Complex systems literacy: Social dilemmas – the setup for managerial decision-making in a complex world, in A. Taylor (ed.), Rethinking Leadership for a Green World, pp. 145-175. Routledge. DOI:

Goede, R. (2020). Nature’s enduring patterns: A path to systems literacy. Systems Research Behavioural Science, 37, 787-788. DOI: 

Laszlo, K.C. (2012). From systems thinking to systems being: The embodiment of evolutionary leadership. Journal of Organizational Transformation & Social Change, 9(2), 95-108. DOI: 

Laszlo, K.C. (2014). Systems Thinking & Being. Magenta Wisdom. 

Mason, M. (2013). What is complexity theory and what are its implications for educational change? Educational Philosophy and Theory, 40:1, 35-49, DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2007.00413.x  

Meadows, D. Dancing with Systems

Rayner, C., & Bonnici, F. (2021). The systems work of social change: How to harness connection, context, and power to cultivate deep and enduring change. Oxford University Press.  

Silverman, H. (2017). Systems Literacy: A Toolkit for Purposeful Change. The Community Resilience Reader: Essential Resources for an Era of Upheaval, 131-145.

Taylor, S., Calvo-Amodio, J., & Well, J. (2020). A Method for Measuring Systems Thinking Learning. Systems, 8(2), 11. DOI:

Vidal, J. (2023). Systems Thinking in Education: Its Application in a D-VUCA World. Social Science Research Network (Online ahead of print). DOI:

Westley, F., B. Zimmerman, & M. Q. Patton. (2006). Getting to maybe: how the world is changed. Random House, Canada. 

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