Need to Write 4000 words sketches and diagrams about system thinking.
The hint here is in the course name Systems Thinking. To develop your knowledge and understanding of systems you need to start thinking about them. The more you think in systems and the more you practice systems thinking you will start understanding what it is about. The purpose of the learning diary is to give you the opportunity to record your own thoughts, confusions, insights and learnings. You are encouraged to have a weekly entry to reflect on the course content and the systems you have been thinking about. In the past one memorable entry read as follows (in summary):
- Weeks 1 and 2 – I am confused I am not sure what this course is about.
Week 3 – Ah ha!.. I get it what it is about… I have been thinking about our family as a system and why I do not get on with my little brother.
Week 4 and 5 – I think I know what I need to do to make resolve the family problem…. We are too similar yet different… we need to talk more to understand each other’s viewpoints.
Overall, your learning diary should be a maximum of 4, 000 words and can contain as many diagrams and sketches as you wish. Effectively this is your scrap book of learning.