Open Thinkering


TB871: Area of practice diagram

Note: this is a post reflecting on one of the modules of my MSc in Systems Thinking in Practice. You can see all of the related posts in this category

Zooming between levels of abstraction is an important part of systems thinking. Activity 2.32 involves doing this in terms of systems and sub-systems within an area of practice.

My situation of interest, which involves the number of library visitors sits within ‘A system to support education and information’. This sits within a wider area of practice around community development and wellbeing, and alongside systems relating to health, social support, community engagement, and recreation.

An infographic showcasing systems for community development and wellbeing, with six interconnected ovals labeled with different support systems, all containing "B" and "R" arrow icons, on a peach background with a title at the top.

What I found interesting about this is that it helps reinforce the tension that increasing visitors to the physical library is not necessary for supporting lifelong learning. However, given that I’m composing this article from the library, and am surrounded by other students, I have a feeling it certainly helps.

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