Course

Integral Societal Transformation

  • Faculty: Julene Siddique, MA, MMus
  • Trimester Course
  • 3 hours/week, 14 Weeks
  • Content Category: Knowledge

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Course Description:

This course is for people who really want REAL CHANGE.

How you conceptualize a problem greatly determines how you conceptualize the solution. We therefore in this course look at ’cause based analysis’ rather than the symptoms of a problem.

This course brings together social sciences and system sciences in order to give you key skills for how to understand problems systemically/structurally as well as socially.

You might be someone just starting to explore social impact or maybe you’re a seasoned change-maker who wants to make a deeper impact. Either way, this course is for you. This course provides you with knowledge, skills, and resources so that you can understand how to make a real impact in both theory and practice for Integral Societal Transformation.

We will work in groups to design and develop “Socio-Systemic Innovation Prototypes”. By the end of the course, you will have a 2D prototype of a high impact socio-systemic project.

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of the course you should be able to:
  • Explain the fundamentals of entrepreneurship.
  • Describe transdisciplinary research practice.
  • Explain the basics of systems thinking and key concepts in system sciences.
  • Explain key social science concepts in relation to social change.
  • Explain the basics of design science and designing 2D prototypes/innovations.
  • Reflect on your collaboration and team skills.

Faculty:

Prof. Julene Siddique MA, MMus, CERT
Julene is an Academic and Entrepreneur.
Following her MA in Anthropology of Development at SOAS, University of London she has both researched and worked extensively on the intersections between the Arts, Health and Culture. Her research specialises on understanding relationships, dynamics and mechanisms occurring between individual and collective processes of change and transformation.
As an entrepreneur she has worked with Global Education Futures on educational innovations for societal transformation. Her current  framework for‘Socio-Systemic Innovation’ is being brought forward by The Laszlo Institute of New Paradigm Research for prototyping innovations for societal transformation. She is an active contributor towards the new paradigm of social sciences being brought forward by The World Academy of Art and Science.

Guest Interviews on this course include:

  • Dr. Alexander Laszlo – President of the Bertalanffy Centre for System Sciences
  • Anneloes Smittman – CEO of Earthwise & Scholar in Systems Change
  • Michael Dunn – Advocate for Restoration of Rule of Law and Spokesperson for the Sovereign Court of International Justice
  • Pavel Luksha – Founder and CEO of Global Education Futures
  • Pheonix Goodman – Founder of Public Bank LA and Co-Founder of Revolution LA
  • Dr. Mila Popovich – Expert at Katerva and Chair at World Academy of Art and Science
  • Ruben Nelson – Executive Director of Foresight Canada

Course Contact Information:

Course content is delivered by faculty. With the exception of “lite” versions, courses are led by a Course Facilitator (CF) who is available to answer questions, offer additional assistance, and assess the final creative assignments for academic credit. For questions regarding facilitation, you may contact our Director of Course Facilitation at facilitator @ ubiquityuniversity.org. (Sorry! Direct email link not provided due to spam bots.)