Systems theory

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Systems theory

A method of describing a complex structure introduced by Ludwig von Bertalanffy in the 1940s that relates the interaction of individual components of the structure to the functioning of the structure as a whole.
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The single most important element behind SOD is so-called general system theory (GST), first explained by the Austrian biologist Ludwig von Bertalanffy (1901-1972) in an article in 1945.
Using general system theory (GST) (Bertalanffy, 1968) principles, I examine effective IT use and compare it with the typical way information has been exchanged among agencies; the major difference is the way in which the client is incorporated in the information flow.
In the general system theory, a breakdown in the individual classroom or home creates breakdowns in all other systems, impacting the global system.
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