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Sustainability, systems thinking and professional practice

Martin, Stephen (2005). Sustainability, systems thinking and professional practice. Systemic Practice And Action Research, 18(2) pp. 163–171.

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Abstract

This article explores the impact of the new sustainability agenda on the occupational and professional needs of those who have taken educational and training programmes in the environmental field either at undergraduate or postgraduate level or through relevant professional institutions' continuing professional development programmes. It also describes a one-day workshop for the professionals on sustainable development, based on systems thinking and practice. The workshop provides a model for developing greater understanding and effective action in professional practice, by using dialogue and interprofessional learning to explore approaches to sustainability in a variety of business and professional contexts. It introduces the principles underpinning the concept of sustainability and provides tools to support the integration of sustainable development into professional practice and organisational change.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1094-429X
Extra Information: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Keywords: sustainability; systems thinking; interprofessional learning; dialogue
Academic Unit/Department: Other Departments > Other Departments
Item ID: 167
Depositing User: Users 12 not found.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2006
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2011 23:44
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/167
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