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Living systems share properties. We can utilize these properties to help organize our approach to complex issues. Systems have a purpose, boundaries, a hierarchy, coherence, and emergence. They exist within a suprasystem, and within them exist learning subsystems, humans who can cooperate. Families are dynamic living systems. Individual humans are dynamic living systems.
Both are complex, and we can learn from the comparisons.
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Properties of Systems I Lab
MAPPING SYSTEM PROPERTIES Time: 1 hour Participants: Trios (3 people) Materials:
sheet of paper; colored pencils/pens/pastels; or use an online tool, e.g., Miro
Properties of Systems II Lab
SYSTEM MAPPING Time: 1 hours Participants: Partners Materials:
sheet of paper, colored pencils/pens/pastels; or use an online tool, e.g., Miro
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