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So what's a metaproject for?

Ramage, Magnus (2001). So what's a metaproject for? Systemic Practice and Action Research, 14(6) pp. 669–680.

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Curious Reader: So what's the point of this paper?
Author: To give readers a sense of how the Systems Discipline sees the coherence of its course provision, and how those ideas are developing.
Curious Reader: And that's called a metaproject? Funny term.
Author: It's been kicking around in the Systems Discipline for a few years. The idea is partly to ensure that there's a common thread within all our courses (from level 1 to postgraduate) and partly to create common elements which can be reused within several courses. It also relates to commonality in our research, consultancy, external workshops etc.
Curious Reader: Sounds like a recipe for lots of arguments!
Author: Yes, and they–re still going on - the paper outlines the dialogue that has happened within the Discipline, and forms part of that dialogue itself. And it's written (as you might have noticed) in the form of a dialogue �

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1094-429X
Extra Information: The original publication is available at
Keywords: systems thinking and practice; systems teaching; coherence
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 2670
Depositing User: Pat Shah
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 21:30
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