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Principles of deception-perception

An introductory conclusion The Systems Approach: principles        A few years ago I wrote a blog post about anti-planning as an alternative to the systems approach. Part of the post was devoted to a number of principles of … Continue reading

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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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From efficacy to efficiency to effectiveness

Four approaches and two meanings of ‘approach’ When I first read Churchman’s ‘The systems approach’ I was missing a bit of structure to let everything fall into place. I went on to read more of his books and other systems … Continue reading

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Constructive journalism

… and how it could benefit from the systems approach This morning (Dec. 2, 2016), the somewhat sceptical article on constructive journalism by Adri Vermaat in Trouw (a Dutch newspaper, article not free) triggered me to write this post. We live in a … 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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Dutch education reform controversies

And the issue of how to develop critical global citizenship This post discusses the possible contribution of the systems approach, whether in the form of critical heuristics or otherwise, to the development of critical global citizenship as a key skill … 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 origins of the systems approach

Churchman’s personal journey This post about the origins (and future!) of the systems approach is a bit complicated. You may prefer to get yourself intellectually geared up by first reading my previous post on the reasons why people don’t apply … Continue reading

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The hidden workings of Wicked Solutions

Getting to the bottom of one more wicked problem In a previous post I spoke of the The ‘hidden workings’ of the systems approach of Wicked Solutions. The strange thing is that the steps and stages involved in Wicked Solutions … Continue reading

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