AR 606 Systems Thinking Select Term:
This course introduces PhD students to a range of transdisciplinary systems methodologies that have been used in an Action Research mode to address complex organisational, social and environmental issues. Systems methodologies are particularly useful when there is a need to appreciate the ‘bigger picture’ rather than focus down on just one part of the issue and an introduction to cutting-edge research on theories and frameworks for exploring problem situations and mixing methods The aims of the module are to provide students with: (1) An overview of representative systems methodologies, their different paradigmatic assumptions and the systems thinking skills that they emphasise; (2) An understanding of their main purposes, strengths and weaknesses in the context of Action Research projects; (3) Experience of planning and engaging an intervention within their Project.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 12
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -