The Systemic Approach to Teaching and Learning [SATL]: A 10-Year Review

  • AFM Fahmy
  • JJ Lagowski


The Systemic Approach to Teaching and Learning (SATL) is based on constructivist principles and involves the creation of closed cluster concept maps called systemic diagrams. The SATL technique encourages deep learning, as opposed to rote learning. Examples in the use of SATL methods in teaching chemistry are presented. Experimental evidence collected in Egyptian schools is presented to illustrate the efficacy of SATL methods on student achievement. It is suggested that SATL methods mimic our current understanding of how the human brain functions, as the basic reason that SAL methods are successful.

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print ISSN: 2227-5835