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Approaches and Methods of Systems Design: Critical Pedagogy

  • Wendy Gregory
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 95)

Abstract

This paper focuses on the processes of systems design. Several approaches have been witnessed over the last few decades, which can be classified as “doing to”, “doing for”, and more lately as “doing with”. It will be argued that this latest participative style of systems design is ethically the most sound. Various systems approaches will be loosely classified within the three categories, and the question will be raised as to whether systems science does offer any coherent and rigorous “doing with” design methodologies.

Keywords

Critical systems theory cognitive emancipation critical pedagogy education systems design commitments knowledge constitutive interests 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy Gregory
    • 1
  1. 1.Hull UniversityHull HU6 7RXUK

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