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Systems approach as teleological concordance

A complete concise understanding of the systems approach When I started this blog (CSL4D, i.e. Concept & Systems Learning for Design) almost 5 years ago (January 8, 2012), I had just discovered concept mapping as a great learning tool. At … Continue reading

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Philosophic inquiring systems

The foundations of the systems approach Churchman (1971, p. 17-18) suggests that “.. we can regard the history of epistemology [..] as a description of how learning can be designed and how the design can be justified. This way of … Continue reading

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Systems, design and inquiry

Two more concept maps, like it or not Yesterday I started rereading Churchman’s 1971 book on “The design of inquiring systems: basic concepts of systems and organization.” The opening chapter introduces a few basic concepts, such as system, design and … Continue reading

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The pertinence of the systems approach

In 10 slides I will explain above concept map which enables an integrated conceptualization of the logical relationships of the core characteristics of wicked problems with the basic requirements and workings of the systems approach. Continue reading

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What is it with the systems approach?

… and explaining what it is about and how it works? Yes, what indeed?       This post presents one more explanation of the systems approach. I am convinced that everybody does it – I mean the systems approach (in a probably … Continue reading

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CSL4SA

Concept & Systems Learning for Systemic Agency  CSL4SA      Over the past 4 years I have written a good number of posts in the CSL4D blog on various aspects of the systems approach (or systemic agency). In this post I … Continue reading

The systems approach: theory for practice

Over the past 4 years I have written a good number of posts on various aspects of the systems approach. In this post I will re-arrange more than 30 of them, to provide a more or less coherent body of theoretical … Continue reading

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The essence of the systems approach

How does ‘Wicked Solutions’ work? In 2016, a new book was published to explain how the systems approach can be used to address wicked problems on your own or in small teams, something which most people found difficult so far, even after having … Continue reading

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SystemicAgency

  Approach         Development as Freedom, the widely praised book (1999) by Bengali Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, states that human freedom is both the primary end and principal aim of (international) development. This in turn is dependent on the free … Continue reading

Wicked Snippet

The 2016 Hieronymus Bosch exhibition Wicked Snipping is a simple, preliminary way to record and communicate a first impression of the systemic essence of a wicked problem very quickly indeed. It demands very little prior (systems) knowledge of the person making such Wicked Snippets or … Continue reading

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