<div><p>The module is a blend of online activities and text-based material that are supported by two module books:</p><ul><li><em>Systems Approaches to Managing Change: a practical guide</em>(Reynolds, M. and Holwell, S., eds (2019 2<sup>nd</sup>edition)) of which you receive a printed version an ebook chapters.</li><li><em>Systems Thinkers</em>(Ramage, M. and Shipp, K. (2019 2<sup>nd</sup>edition)) for which you will receive ebook chapters only.</li></ul><p>To help you integrate the ideas into your practice, the module will draw on your own experiences and make use of:</p><ul><li>practical exercises</li><li>video demonstrations</li><li>online discussions with fellow students</li><li>web-based multi-media teaching.</li></ul></div>
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<div><p>This module will enable you to take strategic action in complex interconnected situations, where contrasting understandings, motivations and interests can often lead to conflict. By integrating tools from five traditions of systems thinking into your practice, you will develop capability towards making choices with ethical awareness and political sensitivity. You will nurture capacity to strategically utilise both improved understanding of inter-relationships, and enhanced engagement with multiple perspectives. The module is designed to enrich your understanding of systems thinking whilst making practical progress on situations from your existing professional work and/or situations of more general interest to you.</p></div>