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Embedding sustainability through systems thinking in practice: some experiences from the Open University

Blackmore, Chris; Reynolds, Martin; Ison, Raymond; Lane, Andrew;
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  • Published: 01 Apr 2015
  • Publisher: Pedagogic Research Institute and Observatory (PedRIO)
Abstract
One initiative that has emerged during the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) through the work of the Open University Systems group has been its postgraduate programme in Systems Thinking and Practice (STiP). Built on some forty years’ experience of systems teaching and research at the Open University (OU), this open learning, distance taught programme is designed to develop students’ abilities to tackle complex messy situations, to provide skills to think more holistically and to work more collaboratively to avoid systemic failures. This paper critically reviews the trajectory of this programme –its past, present and future. It discusses t...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
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