Does LO really exists? LO23021

Wed, 27 Oct 1999 14:42:28 +530

Replying to LO23015 --

Miss M S Nordarlina <> wrote:

> ... are they really LOs? Personally I don't
> think LO really exists. That is, one that really matches all the
> descriptions found in all the literatures.

The descriptions in academic literature seem to serve diverse aims. They
sometimes help one identify examples (instances) of what is being
described (e.g., schizophrenia in psychology). They also help one bring
forth new things (that serve as instances of a new type of object) in the
world (e.g., aircrafts in engineering). They sometimes provide the 'rules
of interaction' that produce strange (and surprising) effects (e.g.,
voting in politics). Etc., etc.

My humble suggestion will be to use the LO literature in new and
unconventional ways, although you find it discouraging to locate real
instances of what the LO literature describes. I have suggested two such
uses in the paragraph above. There can be more.



Prof. D. P. Dash
Xavier Institute of Management
Bhubaneswar 751013



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