ERIC Number: EJ873197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Does Double Loop Learning Create Reliable Knowledge?
Blackman, Deborah; Connelly, James; Henderson, Steven
Learning Organization, v11 n1 p11-27 2004
This paper addresses doubts concerning the reliability of knowledge being created by double loop learning processes. Popper's ontological worlds are used to explore the philosophical basis of the way that individual experiences are turned into organisational knowledge, and such knowledge is used to generate organisational learning. The paper suggests that double loop learning may frequently create mistakes and fail to detect possible interesting lines of thought. Popper's work is used to suggest some solutions and an elaboration of the double loop learning process, but ultimately effective organisational learning is shown to depend on the undertaking of an epistemological burden by individuals above and beyond what is usually explicated in prescriptions for learning organisation and knowledge management.
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Learning Processes, Organizational Development, Knowledge Management, Epistemology, Learning Theories, Problem Solving, Feedback (Response), Causal Models, Knowledge Level, Reliability
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