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ERIC Number: EJ1150253
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Double-Loop Learning: A Concept and Process for Leadership Educators
Cartwright, Sharon
Journal of Leadership Education, v1 n1 p68-71 2002
One of the key purposes of leadership education is to influence people's thinking and behavior to become more effective leaders. Leading is about transformation. The intent of double-loop learning is also transformation; the transformation of deeply held perspectives of the world in which we work and act. Double-loop learning can be viewed as a distinctive educational strategy that contains high-level potential to shift the perceptions of learners. The results of successful double-loop learning and the process of dialogue that accompanies it can, however, be well worth the challenge. This kind of inquiry can lead to experimentation with new designs and new actions, which in turn can lead to further new designs and actions when learning to lead. Double-loop learning allows the educator to create opportunities, opportunities for people to understand the need to rethink why they lead and how they lead.
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Language: English
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