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Module 2-Unit 2-Activity 3

Several principles with direct application to social work emerge from recent systemic research and theory. Among important emerging concepts in systems thinking are the following:

1. a shift to viewing networks of transactional relationships, rather than objects, as the basic elements of reality;

2. the central importance of self-organization in those networks

3. the crucial place of diversity in those self-organizing systems

You can read more about the recent advances in systems thinking here: https://books.google.hu/books?id=If1D33-RK_oC&printsec=frontcover&dq=social+work+theories+in+action&hl=hu&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiW_sTovpTlAhX9wMQBHfZKCpAQ6AEIKDAA#v=onepage&q=social%20work%20theories%20in%20action&f=false