Understanding the environment: A systems approach
Understanding the environment: A systems approach

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2 How to study this course

2.1 Study time

This is a series of six OpenLearn course. This is the order in which they should be studied:

  1. Understanding the environment: Thinking styles and models [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]
  2. Understanding the environment: Learning and communication
  3. Understanding the environment: Problems with the way we think
  4. Understanding the environment: Flows and feedback
  5. Understanding the environment: Complexity and chaos
  6. Understanding the environment: Co-evolution

You will need approximately 16 hours of study per week in order to complete each course (this is only a rough guide – you may find that your study time varies slightly from these durations). At the beginning of each course, there are recommendations about how you should divide your time between readings, doing the activities and participating in any discussions. Engagement, in discussions, whether face-to-face or online, is very important for achieving the learning outcomes of this course, and is therefore included in the time earmarked for study.

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