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Professor Ray Ison's book

According to research gate, Professor Ray Ison's book written for TU812/TB872 has reached 3,500 reads.  Achieved on 4th November 2022.  As well as studied by approx. 1600 PG students.

25th November 2022

22nd February: Andy Lane's Farewell lecture

Professor Andy Lane retires from The Open University at the end of February 2022 after nearly 40 years of service.

9th February 2022

7th December: eighth of 50th birthday celebrations of systems teaching at the OU

Professor Ray Ison will present the last in our series of webinar events celebrating 50 years of systems thinking teaching at OU, scheduled for 7th December at 12 noon (UK time).  This final event will be presented as the 4th John Beishon Memorial Lecture. John Beishon (1930-2001) was the first Professor of Systems at the Open University.  Ray’s talk is entitled In search of ‘Aha moments’ Fifty years of systemic co-designing for transformative learning with STiP. 

25th November 2021

9th November: seventh of 50th birthday celebrations of systems teaching at the OU

Julian Corner will present a webinar on Systems thinking and social justice   scheduled for 9th November at 12 noon (UK time).  Julian looks at applying STiP to repurpose his own organisation and how best to build STiP in pursuit of social justice. Julian’s talk will be introduced by Professor Ray ison with support from Barbara Schmidt-Abbey from the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) group at the OU.

25th November 2021

12th Oct: sixth of 50th birthday celebrations of systems teaching at the OU

Gene Bellinger will present a webinar on Systems thinking: trial and learning  scheduled for 12th October at 12 noon (UK time).  Gene’s talk will be introduced by Dr Rupesh Shah from the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) group at the OU.

Please register through the Eventbrite link.

25th November 2021

Athena SWAN Silver Award

The Athena SWAN Silver Award document is now available in the About section

22nd September 2021

7th September fifth of 50th birthday celebrations of systems teaching at the OU

Tyson Yunkaporta is an Australian Indigenous thinker, author of Sand Talk and founder of the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lab. His work involves applying an Indigenous complexity lens to the hidden and not-so-hidden drivers of global systemic crises and seeking regenerative solutions.

Tyson will present a webinar for our 5th event scheduled for Tuesday 7th September at 12 noon (UK time). The title of the talk is On Being  Systems within Systems.  Tyson will be introduced by Professor Ray Ison from the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) group at the OU.

Please register through the Eventbrite link.

 

24th August 2021

27th July fourth of 50th birthday celebrations of systems teaching at the OU

Dr Sharon Pollard - Executive Director of the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) based in South Africa -  will present a webinar for our fourth event scheduled for 27th July at 12 noon (UK time).  Sharon’s talk will be on Systemic praxis for water governance: Unnecessary divergence or essential framing?  Sharon will be introduced by Professor Ray Ison from the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) group at the OU. 

6th August 2021

22nd June third of 50th birthday celebrations of systems teaching at the OU

Professor Mike Jackson from Hull will present a webinar for our third event scheduled for 22nd June at 12 noon (UK time).  Mike’s talk will be on Critical Systems Thinking and Practice: What has been done and what needs doing.  Mike will be introduced by Dr Magnus Ramage from the Applied Systems Thinking in Practice (ASTiP) group at the OU.

6th August 2021

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