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DSRP is a theory and method of thinking, developed by systems theorist and cognitive scientist Derek Cabrera.

### Derek Cabrera

DSRP is a theory and method of thinking, developed by systems theorist and cognitive scientist Derek Cabrera.

Models he has formulated include DSRP, MAC (for learning design), VMCL and NFST (for organizational design).

### Outline of thought

**thinking skillsdecision-making processesThinking**

Cabrera posits that these four patterns underlie all cognition, that they are universal to the process of structuring information, and that people can improve their thinking skills by learning to use the four elements explicitly.

### Systems analysis

**systems analysisanalysissystems analyst**

### ThinkBlocks

ThinkBlocks are designed to model concepts and build thinking skills based on the DSRP theory and method of thinking.

### Cognition

**cognitivecognitioncognitive function**

Cabrera posits that these four patterns underlie all cognition, that they are universal to the process of structuring information, and that people can improve their thinking skills by learning to use the four elements explicitly. The DSRP theory is a mathematical formalism of systems thinking and cognition, built on the philosophical underpinnings of constructivism and evolutionary epistemology.

### Information

**informationinformativeinput**

Cabrera posits that these four patterns underlie all cognition, that they are universal to the process of structuring information, and that people can improve their thinking skills by learning to use the four elements explicitly.

### Formal system

**formal systemlogical systemdeductive system**

The theory is the mathematical formalism and philosophical underpinnings, while the method is the set of tools and techniques people use in real life settings (notably in education).

### Education

**educationeducationaleducationist**

The theory is the mathematical formalism and philosophical underpinnings, while the method is the set of tools and techniques people use in real life settings (notably in education).

### Systems theory

**systems theorysystems thinkinggeneral systems theory**

The DSRP theory is a mathematical formalism of systems thinking and cognition, built on the philosophical underpinnings of constructivism and evolutionary epistemology.

### Constructivism (philosophy of education)

**constructivismconstructivistconstructivist learning theory**

The DSRP theory is a mathematical formalism of systems thinking and cognition, built on the philosophical underpinnings of constructivism and evolutionary epistemology.

### Evolutionary epistemology

**evolutionary epistemologyevolutionary theory of knowledgeevolutionary epistemologist**

The DSRP theory is a mathematical formalism of systems thinking and cognition, built on the philosophical underpinnings of constructivism and evolutionary epistemology.

### Education reform

**education reformeducational reformschool reform**

The DSRP method is used in education and has influenced educational reform as well as in management of learning organizations.

### Learning organization

**learning organizationlearning organizationslearning organisations**

The DSRP method is used in education and has influenced educational reform as well as in management of learning organizations.

### Modularity

**modularmodularitymodules**

These rules illustrate that DSRP is a modular, fractal, nonlinear, complex systems process.

### Fractal

**fractalfractalsfractal geometry**

These rules illustrate that DSRP is a modular, fractal, nonlinear, complex systems process.

### Nonlinear system

**nonlinearnon-linearnonlinear dynamics**

These rules illustrate that DSRP is a modular, fractal, nonlinear, complex systems process.

### Complex system

**complex systemscomplex systemcomplexity theory**

These rules illustrate that DSRP is a modular, fractal, nonlinear, complex systems process.

### Gerald Midgley

Gerald Midgley pointed out that the structures of DSRP have analogues in other systems theories: distinctions are analogous to the boundaries of Werner Ulrich's boundary critique; Stafford Beer's viable system model explores nested systems (parts and wholes) in ways analogous to the "S" of DSRP; Jay Wright Forrester's system dynamics is an exploration of relationships; and soft systems methodology explores perspectives.

### Werner Ulrich

**Werner Ulrich**

Gerald Midgley pointed out that the structures of DSRP have analogues in other systems theories: distinctions are analogous to the boundaries of Werner Ulrich's boundary critique; Stafford Beer's viable system model explores nested systems (parts and wholes) in ways analogous to the "S" of DSRP; Jay Wright Forrester's system dynamics is an exploration of relationships; and soft systems methodology explores perspectives.

### Boundary critique

**boundary critiqueboundaryboundaries**

Gerald Midgley pointed out that the structures of DSRP have analogues in other systems theories: distinctions are analogous to the boundaries of Werner Ulrich's boundary critique; Stafford Beer's viable system model explores nested systems (parts and wholes) in ways analogous to the "S" of DSRP; Jay Wright Forrester's system dynamics is an exploration of relationships; and soft systems methodology explores perspectives.

### Stafford Beer

**Stafford BeerAnthony Stafford BeerBeer, Anthony Stafford**

### Viable system model

**viable system modelalgedonic feedbackviability**

### Jay Wright Forrester

**Jay ForresterJay W. ForresterJay Wright Forrester**

### System dynamics

**system dynamicssystems dynamicsdynamics**

### Soft systems methodology

**soft systems methodologysoft systemshuman activity systems**