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Looking at the world from other perspectives

There are no absolute realities, everything depends on the perspective from which they are seen
Looking at the world from other perspectives Looking at the world from other perspectives
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Interdisciplinary Learning CoursesLooking at the world from other perspectives

Facts can be very different depending on who relates them

Most of the daily and professional situations that we have to face in everyday life can be understood and perceived in different ways. Assuming that the same fact can be interpreted in multiple ways by the different people who experience it is key to success in our personal interactions and professional projects. Social and community problems are also completely different depending on the position in which we are or the perspective from which we observe the fact.

In the corporate and business field, it will also be essential to consider and integrate the economic, technological, human, customer, and professional perspective; which will allow us to design and create different and better solutions for any situation. That is why this subject, with its multidisciplinary nature, seeks to develop the essential skills that allow addressing a situation, problem or objective to be achieved, in a comprehensive and thorough way, considering and integrating different perspectives, thus increasing the chances of success when facing it.


Learning Objectives


  • 1. Understand the difference between reality, fact and interpretation
  • 2. Develop divergent and convergent thinking skills
  • 3. Integrate different perspectives when addressing interpersonal situations
  • 4. Define social and political conflicts by integrating different positions
  • 5. Address problems and business projects considering alternative perspectives.

Contents of the Subject

BLOCK 1. Reality and perception

  • Session 1: Do we perceive all reality?
  • Session 2: Factors that limit our perception and determine the assessment we make of things.
  • Session 3: Expand the perspective: lateral thinking
  • Session 4: Optimize solutions: divergent thinking and convergent thinking

BLOCK 2. Assume different perspectives in the interpersonal area

  • Session 5: We are equal but we are different: the richness of human diversity
  • Session 6: Putting yourself in someone else's shoes: Empathize with others
  • Session 7: Integrative Negotiation in Conflicts (1)
  • Session 8: Integrative Negotiation in Conflicts (2)

BLOCK 3. Assume different perspectives in the social area

  • Session 9. Models of Quality of Life and Human Development
  • Session 10. Economic Growth vs. Human Welfare
  • Session 11. Social Problems vs. Laws: The migratory phenomenon
  • Session 12. Social Problems vs. Laws: Euthanasia

BLOCK 4. Assume different perspectives in the corporate and business area

  • Session 13. Norton & Kaplan model for business management: Financial perspective, Customer perspective, Internal perspective, Learning and growth perspective
  • Session 14. Production and Marketing Processes: 6 Ms Model: Method- Materials- Man- Machines- Measurement- Mother nature and 4 Ps Model: Product-Price-Promotion and Place

Professor

Sergio Edú Valsania

Sergio Edú Valsania

Professor of the subject Looking at the World from Other Perspectives