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Doug Belshaw has been blogging about his experience taking an MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice. I hope he keeps doing this; for me, reading the posts is like taking the MSc by proxy. The posts are clearly written, well illustrated, and topical. The trick here is to understand, as the module makes clear, "that all practice is situated, which means that we should be using 'I statements' a lot and relating what we're learning to our own practice." So the exercise for the rest of us is to read Belshaw's posts, but relate them to our own experiences. For me that's pretty easy, since I approach everything that way, but it works less well for someone who thinks of knowledge and learning as being only about some 'other' that exists independently of any experience of it. Anyhow, this is the first post, and he's already followed up with several more.

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