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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

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

25th May second of 50th birthday celebrations of systems thinking teaching at the OU

2021 is the jubilee year of Systems Thinking in Practice (STiP) at The Open University (OU).

We welcome Dr Glenda Eoyang from Minnesota - Founding Director of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute -  at this second event to deliver a presentation on “Scale-free dissemination: local behaviours to systemic results". The  recording of this 25th May event involving Guest speaker Glenda Eoyang can be found on YouTube and Facebook.  Events are also advertised on the OU STEM Faculty page on Eventbrite.

3rd June 2021

27th April launch of 50th birthday celebrations of systems thinking teaching at the OU

2021 is the jubilee year of Systems Thinking in Practice (STiP) at The Open University (OU).

We welcome Dr Andrew Mitchell from De Montfort University at this premier event to deliver a presentation on “Second-order perspectives on learning and practice under complex conditions”. 

19th April 2021

2021 is the 50th birthday of Systems Thinking teaching at The OU

In the wake of the pandemic, confronted by human-induced climate change and exposure to wide-ranging vulnerabilities within our societies, many commentators call for investment in thinking and acting differently, particularly with Systems Thinking in Practice, or STiP.

The Open University (OU, based in the UK) is well-placed to respond to this imperative of our times because it has been one of the significant investors in STiP education over the last 50 years.

19th April 2021