POAD 9117 5 Module Design

Course Outline

POAD 9117 5 Module Design
Course Outline

Class Preparation
· Register on wiki http://predicament-retrospective.wikispaces.com
· Post photo and bio on the wiki
· Read Chapter III: The Problematique and two other readings in the wiki’s Library section
· Get Skype on your computer and make sure you know how it works
· Participants are assigned the 5 or 6 Critical Problems for which they will write clarifications
· Participants are given the GoTo Meeting URL and access code

Week One
· Pre-class KMT is online and on skype 30 minutes before class to assist participants with any technical difficulties
· Clear connection problems
· Introductions
· PowerPoint presentation and discussion on Club of Rome, Limits to Growth and Structured Dialogic Design (SDD)
· SDD presentation and discussion
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Week Two
Homework
· Clarify the 5 assigned Continuous Critical Problems assigned to you in one or two paragraphs and list 2 online references.
· Post your clarifications on the wiki http://predicament-retrospective.wikispaces.com/49+Critical+Problems USE THE DISCUSSION TAB
· KMT copies clarifications onto Cogniscope
· Knowledge Management Team (KMT) and Flinders separately cluster problems

In web conference,

· Orally present your clarification in one minute or less and respond to questions requesting clarification. Questions will be clarificatory only and the presenter’s interpretation is the official one for each problem.
  • Discuss and decide upon clusters




Week Three

Home Work
· On wiki, vote individual preferences for 5 most important problems on this page Voting USE THE DISCUSSION TAB
· Read background material
· KMT tabulates votes, posts results in Cogniscope, and prepares for ISM

In web conference


· Discuss results of importance voting and Erroneous Priorities Effect
· Do ISM
· Create tree of influence
· Discuss tree
Week Four

Homework
· Read Theory of Planning on wiki
In web conference,
  • Discuss tree and Theory of Planning
  • Discuss the SDD process.
  • On wiki, each participant offers two actions that will address the problems identified in the tree. At least one of these actions must address the root cause(s). One may address other problems in the tree.
Week Five

Homework
  • On wiki, each participant offers two actions that will address the problems identified in the tree. At least one of these actions must address the root cause(s). One may address other problems in the tree.
In web conference,
  • Do a superposition by aligning actions with the problems in the tree
  • Discuss the results
Homework
  • On wiki, Each participant generates his or her own narrative based on the ISM structure