San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
January16 is the twelfth meeting for Systems Thinking Ontario.
In systems thinking, two process that see systems change over time are learning and coevolution. These occur within and amongst living systems that evolve (or potentially devolve).
Coevolution amongst living systems may constrain or provide opportunities for development of each, some or all the systems. Learning may occur (or not occur with zero learning!) for each living system at varying levels.
Some living systems have will, and therefore could operate at a strategic level, for benefit either just for the self or for the collective. Some systems may not be interested in change, even if such change would be beneficial in self-interest as well as mutual interests.
How can purposeful (or purposive) learning lead to developmental coevolution?
For perspectives on coevolution and learning, ee the suggested prereading at http://coevolving.com/commons/201310-rethinking-systems-thinking.
When & Where
David Ing is past-president (2011-2012) of the International Society for the Systems Sciences. He resides in Toronto.