The course contains 5 presentations that will assist students to understand the basic theory of Systems Thinking. Each presentation starts with a general introduction and moves step-by-step with theory, examples and multiple choice questions. Finally, there are a lot of case studies, references and resources that can assist the students to better understand the simplicity and beauty of Systems Thinking
The SYSTEMA Course is an educational program developed in the context of the SYSTEMA Project (AGREEMENT NUMBER 2020-1-IT02-KA204-080082) aimed at educators as well as managers but also students in the field of Digital Transformation (DigTx) and/or Sustainable Development (SusDev) which serves the purpose to introduce a systemic perspective (through the Systems Thinking approach) in such two important (and extremely “hot” nowadays) topics.
The course is provided FREE of charge as it has been funded by the EU (in particular by the Erasmus+ National Agency for Adult Education in Italy, INDIRE) and will allow gaining some EU-recognized educational credits, called Microcredentials (see here for more info: https://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9237-2022-INIT/en/pdf ). More info on this will be provided to participants upon subscription to the SYSTEMA course.
The course consists of 3 different parts:
1) Systems Thinking Module, where the basic foundation and notions of Systems Thinking are described. It is mandatory to follow this course in order to fully understand the following material
2) Systems Thinking on Digital Transformation Module, where it is shown how even simple models can assist managers and policy makers
3) Systems Thinking on Sustainable Development Module, where students can learn how to use models to achieve Sustainable Development for their organisations.
In order to fully exploit the advantages of the course, there are three educational paths that each student could take:
Educational Path 1: Systems Thinking Module+ Systems Thinking on Digital Transformation Module. These two Modulesare designed to be helpful for those who are more interested in the Digital Transformation of their organization
Educational Path 2: Systems Thinking Module+ Systems Thinking on Sustainable Development Module. These two Modules are designed to be helpful for those who are more interested in the Sustainable Development of their organization
Educational Path 3: Systems Thinking Module+ Systems Thinking on Digital Transformation Module+ Systems Thinking on Sustainable Development Module. This is the learning plan that provides a full overview of how Systems Thinking can be a valuable tool for managers and policy makers.
Whichever educational path you choose, please at the end do not forget to go to the provided link and answer some questions, that will help us understand how to make the course better!
- Start with Lecture 0 of the Systems Thinking Module
- In order for a Lecture to be considered complete, you need to open the corresponding file and read it. Otherwise, you cannot move to the next lecture
- In order for a Module to be complete, you have to complete (open and read) all files and take all quizzes
- You cannot access the Systems Thinking on Digital Transformation or Systems Thinking on Sustainable Development Modules, without first completing the Systems Thinking Module
- If you do not have credentials to log in to the course, please visit:https://www.systemaerasmus.eu/wp/study-now-sustainable-development-and-digital-transformation-through-systems-thinking/ and register for free
- All data will not be made public and will be used only for internal analysis in the context of the SYSTEMA Project (AGREEMENT NUMBER 2020-1-IT02-KA204-080082)
- If you encounter any problems, have any suggestions or you would like to provide us with a general feedback, please email as at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The objective of this Module is to illustrate to learners how Systems Thinking can assist managers in succesfully leading their organization to Digital Transformation. Each module is accompanied by examples, cases studies, resources and multiple choice questions for the learner to test their acquired knowledge
The objective of this module is to illustrate to learners how Systems Thinking can assist managers in succesfully achieving Sustainable Development. Each lecture is accompanied by examples, cases studies, resources and multiple choice questions for the learner to test their acquired knowledge