System literacy for thrivable future.
We invite you to our workshop at the International System Science Society Conference,
Boulder, USA : July 26, 2016
Opening statements will be delivered by
And then we will dive into collaborative
systemic design for system literacy.
Here is our current vision:
Systemic change can be acheived only when the ends and the means are aligned.
The course itself should foster the evolution of education into collobarative eco-system for thrivable wisdom-based society.
We do not claim to have the full and “correct” vision for the new paradigm, but here are some elements that we believe are essential:
Collaboration – the course should be design for study groups rather then individuals.
Hybrid – while part of the content should be provided on-line, at the same time groups should be engaged into off-line activities: discussions, games, collective idea explorations.
Glocal – the course should be offered around the globe, to engage different worldviews and not be limited to Western, educated, industrial, rich and democratic (WEIRD) culture. Engaging different people we should connect global ideas with local reality.
Diversity – the groups should be multidisciplinary and offered to mixed age groups.
Community – the groups should not be limited to academia institutions, but may also engage non-academia communities interested in systemic thinking.
Direct dialogue – we want to engage leading scientists into direct dialogue with students of this course through a series of webinars
Synthesizing – the course should not be limited to any particular field of system science but rather provide a framework for a systemic thinking
Practice oriented – apart from learning theory students should be asked to practice system thinking to describe systems around them.
Tangible result – such result may be a global systemic map of some particular domain of human culture.
Those ideas are not set in stone but open to further development.
Join us during ISSS.