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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: summary

Well, I’ve submitted TMA01 but I’m really not happy with it. It was too short, rushed and missing quite a bit of useful content. The reasons for this inadequacy are multifarious, but I would have really liked to have had a good crack at it rather than the rushed mess

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activity 39

Connecting with a history in your own context. At the beginning of this part of the block, I invited you to consider one of your own role(s) and situation(s) that could be kept in mind as you worked through the part. With this in mind, are you able to think

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activity 38

Responding to the distinctions about the observer. Find a way of expressing your emotional and rational responses to the material in Box 1 about the observer. The “Box 1” material is reproduced below: How the observer has come into focus Cybernetics, although often applied to the control of machines, has

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activity 37

When you talk about experience what do you mean? Describe what was, for you, a new experience. Experiences are circumstances that I’ve been through that I’ve remembered. They shape my perspectives and, eventually, my worldview. They are things that I may remember in the future during new experiences, and these

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activity 35

I’m not entirely sure where this one is going but here we go. The right column will be filled in later. *Update* – after reading further down the course materials here is the right column material too. I’ve used definitions more suited to systems thinking that the generic meanings of

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activity 34

List the two contrasting ideas from Table 1 (page 66) that you find most challenging to, or supportive of, your current worldview. Explain why. The table in the question lists “some contrasting features between the traditional Western conception of the disembodied person with that of an embodied person”. I’m not

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activity 32

Write down your own initial impressions to the metaphor of the systems practitioner as juggler. What juggler? Oh, this one: I’m going to be seeing a lot of this juggler, I can tell. My initial impressions of this are that the metaphor sounds pretty reasonable on the face of it.

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activity 31

In your Learning Album list some of the practices you engage in personally and professionally. Suggest some measures of performance for these practices, i.e. how do you know if you do them well? So, this activity is trying to get me to think about being a practitioner of something, how

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activities 18 to 30

As expected I have absolutely not chance at all of doing all these activities, not unless someone inserts an extra two days into each week between now and October. So, I’ve reluctantly had to skim read a bunch of notes and skip activities 18 to 30. These activities take me

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T306 Block 1: Activity 17

What was the perceived problem (or opportunity) to which components in this situation seemed to offer a solution? The problem was seen as absent parents not contributing to the raising of their children, while the parents left with the children struggled financially. Identify at least two organizations, processes, activities or

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activity 16

Locate yourself in your rich picture. Well, I did already draw myself in the rich picture – performing a nice :facepalm: – but I do wonder if the way I included myself is actually correct. My understanding is more nuanced than it suggests. I do despair about the whole thing,

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Open University T306

T306 Block 1: Activity 15

Identify traps that may arise from your initial evaluations of the situation, for example, traps set by stakeholdings or identification; the ‘core issue’ trap; the ‘unacknowledged feelings’ trap; the ‘gut-reaction solution’ trap, all discussed above. T306 hasn’t really properly defined these “traps” as of yet, although I kind of guess

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