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Teaching systemic design in the context of organizational communication

Rowland, Gordon (2013) Teaching systemic design in the context of organizational communication. In: Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2013 Symposium Proceedings, 9-11 Oct 2013, Oslo, Norway.

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Abstract

Over the past twenty years I have developed and taught courses in systemic design for undergraduate students who seek to positively impact organizations and society through communication and learning. In a first-year course, students engage in a wide variety of learning activities and challenges through which they come to a basic understanding of systems thinking, design, and systemic design. This understanding creates a broad foundation for, and begins to develop connecting threads across their studies of corporate communication, and workplace learning and performance. Then in their senior year capstone course, students engage in a systemic design inquiry, which combines research and design in an attempt to address a critical current issue in organizations. I will describe the pedagogical approach that I have developed for these courses, including underlying assumptions, links to strategy, and a rich set of concepts and tools that promote systems thinking in design, and which have potential applications beyond pedagogy.

Item Type: Conference/Workshop Item (Lecture)
Divisions: Faculty of Design
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2018 15:07
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2018 18:37
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2182

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