March 16 (the third Monday of a month with 5 weeks) is the 77th meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario. The registration is at https://ecological-understanding.eventbrite.com.
Systems Thinking and Ecological Understanding
The prefix "eco-" is used in systems thinking and systems sciences in multiple ways:
- the socio-ecological systems perspective;
- (social-) ecological systems + panarchy;
- the ecosystem approach
These relate to an ecological understanding (epistemology) of the world, on a variety of primary systems of interest. What does that entail? Based on that understanding, might we intervene with willful action, or follow an non-intrusive path according to nature?
This Systems Thinking Ontario session will follow the agenda for a lecture in the Systemic Design course, of the master's program in Strategic Foresight & Innovation at OCADU. As in the February session, we still step through the slides slowly, and nurture a conversation that encourages participants to develop a personal appreciation through collective sensemaking.
We will NOT cover all of the slides in the lecture presentation deck, and may defer topics for a subsequent meeting.
- "Why (Intervene in) Systems Changes? Errors, Attention and Traps through an Ecological Understanding" | David Ing | January 2020 at http://coevolving.com/commons/20200129-ocadu-systems-changes-errors-attention-traps .
- Blog post: "Why (Intervene in) Systems Changes?" | Feb. 15, 2020 at http://coevolving.com/blogs/index.php/archive/why-intervene-in-systems-changes/ includes web video and audio recordings.
Bloggers are encouraged to write about their learning and experiences at the meeting. Links will be added to this page.