Conclusion to the course
This concludes our course on Global Systems Science and Policy. On it you have seen:
policy makers defined as including politicians, citizens and other stakeholders
examples of global systems
how policy depends on prediction, but social systems can be unpredictable
how complex systems science can inform policy of possible outcomes
how scientists can work with policy makers
Global Systems Science is still a research area, and cannot inform all policy questions.
As always we are interested in what you think. Now you have finished the course we will be very pleased if you give your comments below.
If you want to know more about Global Systems Science take a look at the website:
To learn more about the basic science used in Global Systems Science you can study the next course to be given by the UNESCO Complex Systems Digital Campus:
- New FutureLearn Course on Systems and Complexity
which will be available in December 2016.
Prove what you’ve learned with a certificate
If you want a record of your course, you can buy a Certificate of Achievement from FutureLearn.
The Certificate of Achievement is a great way to prove what you have learned on the course and as evidence of your Continuing Professional Development. This is a personalised certificate and transcript, detailing the syllabus and learning outcomes from the course. It comes as a printed certificate as well as a digital version which you can add to your LinkedIn profile. To qualify, you must have marked at least 90% of the steps in the course complete.
There is also the option to purchase a personalised Statement of Participation, to celebrate taking part. To be eligible for the Statement of Participation, you must mark at least 50% of the steps on the course as complete. This also comes in a printed and digital format and you can add it to your LinkedIn profile.
You also have the possibility of taking a formal examination.
We would welcome any feedback about how we could improve the course and would be very grateful if you could spare a few minutes to complete the post-course survey.