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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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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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The pure land of a(nti)teleology

Reversing the table on rationality, again and again Reading Churchman is like riding a conceptual rollercoaster. He never shies away from looking at things from totally different angles, opposites in particular, and not just occasionally but in quick succession, again … 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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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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The bare bones of the systems approach

Principles of deception-perception revisited Systems thinking          There is no end to the types and forms of systems thinking, some are more specific (e.g. the self-determination theory of human motivation), some are more generic. Capra and Luisi (2014) developed a unifying, … Continue reading

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To think (systemically) or not to think, that´s the question

The systems approach is often ignored or ill-applied Many people believe that systems thinking is pointless. Many others suspect it is difficult. Churchman says everybody does it, sort of. So one might surmise that it can impossibly be pointless or … Continue reading

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