Credits: 5

SCHEDULE

Date and timePlace

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

Katri-Liisa Pulkkinen, katri.pulkkinen@aalto.fi

Aija Staffans, aija.staffans@aalto.fi

Iisakki Kosonen, iisakki.kosonen@aalto.fi

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

III-IV (spring term)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

As an outcome of the course, the student will achieve understanding of the large scale systemic principles and the multi-dimensional interdependencies of sustainability.

The student will learn to define and discuss the key concepts related to systems thinking in the context of sustainable living environment.

The student will get skills to apply systems thinking in the context of sustainable living environment.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Theoretical foundation for the large scale systemic principles and the multi-dimensional interdependencies of sustainability.

Complex adaptive systems and the key concepts related to systems thinking in the context of sustainable living environment. Applying systems thinking in the context of sustainable living environment.

Details on the course content (applies in this implementation): 

See course schedule in MyCourses:

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=22341#section-0

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, peer teaching, learning diaries, selected readings and other methods. Some practical applications from the field of living environment will be included to the course program, when possible. Evaluation criteria will be specified during the course..

Elaboration of the evaluation criteria and methods, and acquainting students with the evaluation (applies in this implementation): 

The evaluation of the course is based
on reflective self- and peer evaluation. Note that the teachers have the final +1/-1 say to the grades (and will contact you if there is more difference in evaluation).

All of the tasks and assignments need to be submitted
to pass the course, and note that submission after due time decreases your grade.

Instructions for self- and peer evaluation will be given during the course.


Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The literature of the course will be specified during the course. Some readings will be given as a pre-task to the course.

Details on the course materials (applies in this implementation): 

See course materials:

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=22341&section=1

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Maa-78.3330 Urban Systems

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=SPT-E1050

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

No prerequisites

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Additional information for the course (applies in this implementation): 

The course is rather intensive and your presence in meetings is required. Also, as most of the course work is conducted in groups, it is important that each member of the group takes responsibility of providing an active and supportive engagement to enable learning for themselves and the group.

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The course is compulsory for students
of Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering and Creative Sustainability
master’s programs. The course gives both 1) a holistic understanding of
sustainability challengs of the living environment and 2) an array of conceptual
systems thinking tools for creative problem solving.

For students in Creative Sustainability,
systems thinking is a key approach for working in transitions to
sustainability. In this course, students learn to use systemic thinking for
creative problem solving and for holistic understanding of complexity of the
living environment. The course is a part of the ”compulsory joint CS studies”,
and among the five courses that all CS master’s students of the four
departments study together (CS architecture, built environment, business,
design).

For students of Spatial Planning and
Transportation Engineering, systems thinking and creative problem-solving are
key skills needed to work for smarter and more liveable cities and to respond
to emerging challenges brought on by constantly changing built environments and
technologies. This course is among the ”common studies”, which consist of seven
compulsory courses that form the foundation of the spatial planning and
transportation engineering studies.

 


Details on the schedule (applies in this implementation): 

The weekly calendar will be published on MyCourses, and the schedule will be specified during the course.

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/view.php?id=22341#section-0

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