Action Learning and Learning OrganizationLO29320293

From: Alfred Rheeder (
Date: 10/15/02

Replying to LO29301 --

Dear Glebe and Orglearners,

Thank you for your response. Glebe wrote:

> Thank you for your response to At's list of different types of learning. I
> was not shocked by At's list as it is indicative of what learning is all
> about. Once we identify a new approach to learning, we label it and
> segment as we would with different categories of consumer markets.

It is not as much the list of different types of learning that bothers me.
I am concerned about the fact that when a specific type of learning is
described it more than often do not indicate how it relates to other types
of learning and how other types of learning relates to it.

When I break a mirror into a thousand pieces and mend it I do not not see
the same reflection. Should we keep on fragmenting reality more and more
to find answers? I do not dismiss the importance of specialisation.
However I a have become aware that one can specialise/fragment "in such a
way and to such an extent" that the specialisation/fragmentation do not
sustain the background or whole which allows for the specialisation
itself. Once this happens creativity and learning itself becomes
seriously impaired. One will have identity without a context.

> Using your imagination, compare learning with any other activity that you
> may routinely undertake in your lives. Firstly identify your activity and
> from a baseline position, list all the different ways you can undertake
> this activity. You will be probably find that through experience and over
> time you may vary the way you undertake this activity or you might even
> take a different approach to undertaking the activity all together.
> Irrespective of what this activity is, it requires some form of learning
> to take place. You will find that you may have a list as long as At's.

Yes, Glebe I agree that there is different ways of learning, however my
list will be alot shorter than At's. My short list is not indicative of
patterns that correspond to simplistic and reductionistic thinking.

Best wishes

Alfred Rheeder


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