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Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability
This free course, Systems thinking: Understanding sustainability, introduces ways in which systems thinking can help support processes of decision making among stakeholders with different, often contrasting, perspectives on sustainable development in order to generate purposeful action to improve situations of change and uncertainty. You will be encouraged to engage with the concept of sustainable development, and discover and contextualise your own sustainable development beliefs and values.
Course learning outcomes
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- engage with the domain of sustainable development
- contextualise any experience in the domain of sustainable development
- critically read, interpret and analyse some accounts of environmental, development and sustainable development issues and situations
- identify systems of interest in some sustainable development situations
- identify types of hierarchy that are meaningful in the domain of sustainable development.
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- Learning outcomes
- 1 Exploring your understanding of sustainable development
- 2 Searching for ‘system’ in sustainable development situations
- 3 Contextualising sustainable development in terms of historical events
- 4 Sustainable development and sustainability
- 5 Values, beliefs and circumstances
- 6 Exploring values, beliefs and circumstances in relation to a sustainable development situation
- 7 Issues of stakeholding
- 8 Some different beliefs about sustainable development
- 9 Values and sustainable development
- 10 Congruence between your sustainable development values and your behaviour?
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