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Systems Practice

Author: Ray Ison
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2010.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ison, Ray.
Systems Practice: How to Act in a Climate Change World.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2010
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Ison
ISBN: 9781849961257 1849961255
OCLC Number: 821890176
Notes: Box 7.1 Conditions for Assessing the Adequacy of Design of Any System of Interest.
Description: 1 online resource (345 pages)
Contents: Systems Practice: How to Act in a Climate-Change World; Acknowledgements; Preface; References; Contents; Part I: Thinking and Acting Differently; Chapter 1: Introduction and Rationale; 1.1 Managing in a Climate That We Are Changing; 1.2 What Do We Do When We Do What We Do?; 1.3 Living in Language; 1.4 A Failure to Institutionalise 18; 1.5 Managing in a Co-evolutionary World 21; References; Part II: Systems Practice as Juggling; Chapter 2: Introducing Systems Practice; 2.1 Systems Thinking or Thinking Systemically; 2.2 Systems Thinking as a Social Dynamic. 2.3 Exemplifying Systems Thinking as a Social DynamicReading 1; 2.4 Different Systems Lineages; 2.5 System or Situation?; References; Chapter 3: Making Choices About Situations and Systems; 3.1 Choices that Can Be Made; Reading 2; 3.1.1 OU Systems Course Definition of Systems; 3.2 Systems Practice as Process; 3.3 Practitioner, Framework, Method, Situation; 3.4 Bringing Forth Systems of Interest; 3.5 Systems Practice --
an 'Ideal Type'; References; Chapter 4: The Juggler: A Way to Understand Systems Practice; 4.1 Introduction of the Juggler; 4.2 An Example of Systems Practice as Juggling. Reading 34.3 Reflecting on Reflections; References; Chapter 5: Juggling the B-Ball: Being a Systems Practitioner; 5.1 Accepting Different Explanations; 5.2 Being Aware of the Constraints and Possibilities of the Observer; 5.3 Understanding Understanding and Knowing Knowing; 5.3.1 Living Within a Network of Conversations; 5.3.2 Thinking and Acting Based on Our Tradition of Understanding; 5.3.3 Learning and Effective Action; 5.4 Being Ethical; Box 5.1 An Example of a Statement of Ethics 29; Background; An Ethical Agenda; 5.5 Constraints and Possibilities Associated with Our 'Being'30. 5.5.1 Technology as Mediator of Our Being5.5.2 The Role of Social Technologies; 5.6 An Example of Juggling the B-Ball; References; Chapter 6: Juggling the E-Ball: Engaging with Situations; 6.1 Naming Our Experiences; 6.1.1 Naming Situations as 'Wicked Problems'; Box 6.1 Some features of wicked and tame problems; Wicked problems; Tame problems; Box 6.2 Practices for tackling wicked problems; 6.1.2 Naming Experiences in Similar Ways; Box 6.3 Some features of messes and difficulties; 6.2 The Trap of Reification; 6.2.1 Our Inescapable Relational Dynamic with 'Our World' 6.2.2 Making Distinctions and Living with Them6.2.3 Reflecting on the Practice of Practice; 6.2.4 Some Implications Arising from Neologising and Reifying; 6.3 Exemplifying Juggling the E-Ball; Reading 4; 6.4 Interpreting the Reading; References; Chapter 7: Juggling the C-Ball: Contextualising Systems Approaches; 7.1 What Is It to Contextualise?; 7.2 What Are Systems Approaches?; 7.3 Purposeful and Purposive Behaviour; 7.3.1 Appreciating the Place and Role of Learning and Knowing; 7.3.2 Juggling the C-Ball by Exploring Purpose.

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