Getting Started with PatternDynamics™ (PD) as a free community resource is simple:
- Read over the different Pattern descriptions by clicking on the diagrams on the home page, in the Pattern menu or by clicking the diagrams on the PatternDynamics™ Charts.
- Start with the First Order Patterns: Source, Rhythm, Polarity, Structure, Exchange, Creativity and Dynamics.
- Familiarize yourself with the PD First Order Pattern Chart and the relationship between Source and the other Patterns.
- Once you are familiar with the First Order Patterns, see if you can identify these Patterns in your own life and work.
- Evaluate how they might be better balanced and integrated to enhance the ongoing health and evolution of the systems that effect you and the communities you are a part of.
Some ways to use PD as a free community resource.
- Follow the steps above and form a group to discuss organisational and sustainability issues in your life and work with others who have also learned the PD Patterns.
- Use the Patterns to help explain sustainability issues or systems perspectives you discuss in blog postings. Insert the Pattern diagram and place a link back to the PD Pattern description on this web site, so your readers can learn the meaning of the Pattern for themselves.
- Download and print the Matrix Chart and see if you can start to identify the Second Order Patterns based on how they are composed.
- Learn the Patterns by drawing the Charts on blank pieces of paper, focusing on the composition of each Pattern and what the composition of that diagram means as you draw it. Refer to the Pattern’s description page on the web site for reminders.
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Meta-Cogs: an example of a self-organising group of self-learners using and learning PatternDynamics.