Relational Systems Thinking
The Dibaajimowin (Story) of Re-Theorizing “Systems Thinking” and “Complexity Science”
Keywords:Indigenous, Relational, systems thinking
This paper extends the analysis begun in Goodchild (2021), with suggestions for engaging with the spirit of relational systems thinking as a dynamic interface theoretical model. It is a perspective offered to help systems change practitioners and scholars transcend binary and hierarchical thinking, in the sacred space between worldviews, to embrace a complexity mindset informed by Indigenous wisdom. It is not about the what of deep systems awareness, but the how.
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