University of Virginia
Sustainability through Soccer: Systems-Thinking in Action
University of Virginia

Sustainability through Soccer: Systems-Thinking in Action

Taught in English

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Leidy Klotz

Instructor: Leidy Klotz

4.0

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9 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
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There are 4 modules in this course

This section explains who I am, why I'm using soccer as a metaphor, systems and reductionist thinking and sustainability. This section also outlines the main parts of a system (elements, flows, stocks, feedback loops, and purpose).

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8 videos3 readings3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

Our approach to sustainability depends on how we define our system boundaries. What must we consider? What can we leave out? And, what can we reasonably infer from the perspective we define? We will also dive into system behaviors in this section. With parts and boundaries defined, we can detect system-level behaviors and discover how they affect sustainability.

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10 videos4 readings2 quizzes4 discussion prompts

To evaluate sustainability in our systems, and check our progress, there are properties to consider and methods to apply. Once we define and evaluate our systems, then we’re ready to create systems that are more sustainable.

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12 videos4 readings2 quizzes4 discussion prompts

There is no magical fix; pursuing sustainability is an endless quest of constant effort at the limits of our abilities, and that’s where the fun is.

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3 videos2 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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4.5 (11 ratings)
Leidy Klotz
University of Virginia
2 Courses4,866 learners

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