Element

Variable ways in which element was practiced 
Variable ways in which students reflected on their
practice: 


Identifying system components 
• In different case studies in class exercises;
• In different case studies in workshops;
• During indepth analysis of chosen case
study.

• Formal self reflection on ability to apply theory in
assignment component 1;
• Formal feedback from peers on ability to apply theory in
assignment component 2;
• Formal feedback from tutor on ability to apply theory from
assignment component 1;
• Reflection in group work in class exercises (e.g. lecture 6)
and workshops 1 and 2.

Linking system components 
• In different case studies in class exercises;
• In different case studies in workshops;
• During indepth analysis of chosen case
study.

• Formal self reflection on ability to apply theory in
assignment component 1 and 3;
• Formal feedback from peers on ability to apply theory in
assignment component 2 and 4;
• Formal feedback from tutor on ability to apply theory from
assignment component 1 and 3.
• Reflection in group work in class exercises (e.g. lectures 1,
2, 6) and workshops 1 and 2.

Building causal loop diagrams 
• In different case studies in class exercises;
• In different case studies in workshops;
• During indepth analysis of chosen case
study.

• Formal self reflection on ability to apply theory in
assignment component 3;
• Formal feedback from peers on ability to apply theory in
assignment component 4;
• Formal feedback from tutor on ability to apply theory from
assignment component 3.
• Reflection in group work in class exercises (e.g. lectures 1,
2, 8) and workshop 2.

Application of resilience thinking 
• To different case studies in class exercises;
• To chosen case study in class exercises;
• To chosen case study in the fifth assignment
component;
• For the final assignment.

• Formal self reflection on ability to apply theory in
assignment component 5;
• Formal feedback from peers on ability to apply theory in
assignment component 6;
• Formal feedback from tutor on ability to apply theory from
assignment component 5;
• Reflection in class discussions and exercises on different
components of theory with exposure to perspectives from tutor, peers working on
same chosen case study, and peers working on different chosen case study (all
lectures and workshops);
• Formal reflection on the process of applying resilience
thinking in the final assignment.

Understanding feedback and conceptual models of systems and
their implications 
• Through explanations by tutor and use of a variety of class
exercises and group work;
• Using class tests and homework tasks using different case
studies;
• Presentation of causal loop models in numerous
lectures;
• In different case studies used in workshops;
• Applying systems thinking in the subsidiary assignment
components;
• Indepth analysis of student’s chosen case
study.

• Formal self reflection on ability to understand and apply
systems models in assignment components 1, 3 and 5;
• Formal feedback from peers on ability to apply theory in
assignment components 2, 4, and 6;
• Formal feedback from tutor on ability to apply theory from
assignment components 1, 3, and 6;
• Reflection in class discussions and exercises on different
components of theory with exposure to perspectives from tutor, peers working on
same chosen case study, and peers working on different chosen case study (all
lectures and workshops);
• Formal reflection on the process in which students developed
understanding in the final assignment.
