Category Archives: Meaningful learning

f-Lawed molehills

What could possibly be wrong with making mountains out of molehills? Management f-Laws Systems theorist Russell Ackoff and two of his co-authors (Herbert J. Addison and Sally Bibb) invented the term “f-Laws” in 2006 to describe their collection of aphoristic … Continue reading

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Smart Web 2.0 referencing

How to prevent link rot of Internet references in blogs and other publications? Link decay In recent years, there has been an increase in electronic references in scholarly literature, distance learning resources, and other documents. This has been accompanied by … Continue reading

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CSL4D : aim

Concept & Systems Learning for Design             CSL4D is an informal, private initiative for exploring the combined use of concept mapping and systems thinking for learning in business, development, and education. Originally, the D in CSL4D stood … Continue reading

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Thrasymachos’ theory of justice

Introduction: concept mapping philosophical argument  –  In this post I will quickly introduce the technique of conceptual analysis as described in Thinking with Concepts of Wilson (1963, partial preview). Wilson illustrates the technique with a number of cases. Taking the … Continue reading

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The Fifth Discipline in Uganda

The purpose of this post is to bring to your attention the story of Uganda Rural Development Training (URDT). It came to me through a tweet by @will_allen on May 5, 2011: Platforms for Transformation – blog post acknowledging the … Continue reading

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