In this video, Dr. Russell Ackoff discusses the importance of systems thinking in problem solving. He explains how systems thinking is different from traditional logic and linear thinking, and how it can be used to improve problem solving skills. He talks about a case study in which a group of second-grade students were able to learn elementary school mathematics without the help of a teacher by using systems thinking.
Systems thinking is a way of looking at problems that is different from the traditional approach, in which problems are seen as isolated entities. In order to solve problems, it is necessary to first understand the system in which they exist. This involves breaking the problem down into its component parts, and then understanding how those parts interact. Systems thinking is a critical tool for educators, as it allows them to see problems in their entirety and to design solutions that are more effective.