Undergo a critical evaluation of personal actions in relation to effecting change and sort through cognitive experiences of change.
Engage in reflective thinking around theories of change as well as their respective conceptual frameworks in order to begin developing your own theory and application of change.
Understand the dynamic relationship between intrinsic and extrinsic motivators to determine how to create conditions that shift behavior through systems interventions.
Apply change-making approaches in real world scenarios and consider your own agency.
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu
UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker
- Welcome Message from Leyla
- Welcome to the Make Change Course!
- Brain warm-up
- Before you start...a quick note
- Introduction and Core Concepts
- Video: What is Change?
- Knowledge Check: What is Change?
- Learning Action: Action List
- About Theories of Change
- Video: Historical and Contemporary Theories of Change
- Knowledge Check: Theories of Change
- Learning Action: Habits & Change
- Feedback: Theories of Change
- About Systems & Drivers of Change
- Video: Systems & Drivers of Change
- Knowledge Check: Systems and Drivers of Change
- Learning Action: Change X-Map
- Additional Resources
- About Your Brain on Change
- Video: Your Brain on Change
- Knowledge Check: Change and the Brain
- Learning Action: Change Influencers
- Additional Resources
- About How to Make Change
- Video: How to Make Change
- Knowledge Check: How to Make Change
- Tying It All Together
- Make Change Course Final Knowledge Check
- Make Change Course Final Feedback
“The content has given me a practical way to delve into complex problems, exploring thinking far beyond my normal lines of inquiry, and to surface new areas for intervention and innovative ways of designing those interventions. Everyone who is tackling systems should learn this.”
“I can explain it as, the moment you realize you're not just an individual in a community but a part of it, and most importantly you can be the one who enacts a positive change within it.”
“I used to become so easily frustrated at our world’s problems, the ignorance, cognitive dissonance, at how people lived every day with complete disregard for the environment and the rest of society, but I spent 4 days learning how to love these problems and discover the best way to interject in a system and create solutions that make the old obsolete.”
In this knowledge session, we dive into the historical and contemporary theories of how to affect change in our lives and the world around us. From behavioral change theories to the evolution of collective conventions, we’ll explore theories, concepts, and actions to gain a more profound perspective on this critical thing called change-making.
This session enables participants to explore what change means to them and how to develop personal approaches to enacting a change-based practice. Whether you’re looking to enact personal or political change, the fascinating thought provocations and practical applications found in this module will leave you with the know-how to remedy the problems around you.
Step One: Be willing to change How You Think
You will learn a variety of theories and practical approaches, designed to help build a stronger mental toolkit that can be adapted, deployed, and explored by any practitioner who is interested in contributing to positive change through their work.
After all, it’s the things we do that define our participation in the world, not just what we think. That said, the very first and crucial step to change is thinking differently! So, let’s get started!
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