Vol.11, No.2, May 2022.                                                                                                                                                                                   ISSN: 2217-8309

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TEM Journal



Association for Information Communication Technology Education and Science

Using System Dynamics Approach to Development of Enrollment Policies in Higher Education: A Case of Teacher Education Faculties in Croatia


Krešo Tomljenović, Martina Holenko Dlab, Vatroslav Zovko


© 2022 Krešo Tomljenović, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)


Citation Information: TEM Journal. Volume 11, Issue 2, Pages 908-913, ISSN 2217-8309, DOI: 10.18421/TEM112-52, May 2022.


Received: 15 March 2022.

Revised:   27 April 2022.
Accepted: 03 May 2022.
Published: 27 May 2022.




The paper proposes an approach to development of higher education enrollment policies based on system dynamics as an appropriate mathematical modelling method for modelling nonlinearity, time delays and feedback loops. The model of teacher education students’ population in Croatia is presented, to enhance forecasting, planning and support the decision-making process. Simulation is conducted for the period from 2016 to 2021 based on historical data for the period from 2010 to 2015. The results show that system dynamics modelling can support decision making regarding enrollment policies by presenting simulated data and providing recommendations to teacher education faculties and education authorities.


Keywords –system dynamics, educational system, teacher faculties, mathematical modelling, enrollment policies.



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