From the Open University, excerpted from a free course on “Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach”:
Many well-known systems thinkers had particular experiences, which led them to devote their lives to their particular forms of systems practice. So, within Systems thinking and practice, just as in juggling, there are different traditions, which are perpetuated through lineages (see Figure 7).
The OpenLearn course was surfaced on reading “The Role of Systems Thinking in the Practice of Implementing Sustainable Development Goals” | Martin Reynolds, Christine Blackmore, Ray Ison, Rupesh Shah, Elaine Wedlock | 2017 | Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research at http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-63007-6_42 .
A complementary presentation was made by Martin Reynolds at the World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research, Manchester, UK, April 5-7, 2007.
Martin Reynolds is in the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice group in the School of Engineering and Innovation, at The Open University.
There are a variety courses when searching on “Systems Thinking” in OpenLearn.
- Systems thinking and practice, Level 2: Intermediate, 8 hours study
- Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, Level 2: Intermediate, 15 hours study
- Systems practice: Managing sustainability, Level 2: Intermediate, 15 hours study
- Managing Complexity: A Systems Approach, Level 3: Advanced, 20 hours study
- Managing complexity: A systems approach – introduction: Level 3: Advanced, 75 hours study
- Mastering systems thinking in practice: Level 3: Advanced, 24 hours study
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