Systems thinking is a wholistic form of thinking meaning that the primary frame of reference is the whole system or environment that something forms part of. It is based upon synthetic modes of reasoning meaning that things are understood by putting them together rather than taking them apart. It uses the model of a system to interpret events and phenomena. It is a relational paradigm interpreting things in the context of the network of relations they form part of. It is a dynamic way of looking at the world understanding change in terms of nonlinear feedback processes that shape system structure and outcomes.