The Open UniversitySkip to content

On the design of systems-oriented university curricula

Jones, Jed; Bosch, Ockie; Drack, Manfred; Horiuchi, Yoshihide and Ramage, Magnus (2009). On the design of systems-oriented university curricula. The Research Reports of Shibaura Institute of Technology (Social Sciences and Humanities), 43(1) pp. 121–130.

Full text available as:
PDF (Accepted Manuscript) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (157kB)
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar


This paper proposes a tool called the Systems Education Matrix (SEM) for use in informing the work of developers of systems-oriented curricula at colleges and universities around the world. The SEM was developed by Team 1 at the 2008 IFSR Fuschl Conversation held at Fuschl am See in Austria. In order to manage the complex problems we are dealing with today, systems thinking is essential. It is clear that systems education should be acknowledged as an important 'scientific method' that can help today's society to deal with the complexities of contemporary issues. To serve this role effectively, systems education needs to be focused towards the various needs that exist. The members of Team 1 have focused on the nature of systems education that will be required to not only train systems specialists, but to make systems thinking and analysis an integral part of discipline focused research and management.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Authors
ISSN: 0386-3107
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 21827
Depositing User: Magnus Ramage
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2010 13:07
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 16:21
Share this page:

Download history for this item

These details should be considered as only a guide to the number of downloads performed manually. Algorithmic methods have been applied in an attempt to remove automated downloads from the displayed statistics but no guarantee can be made as to the accuracy of the figures.

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU