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 long been one of the…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 38

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 prior experiences may shape how…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 37

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 the verbs. (updated 14/3/2012) Verb…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 35

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 entirely convinced that the course…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 34

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 ideas in the situation that…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 17

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 what they’re on about. T214…… Continue reading T306 Block 1: Activity 15