Re: [xmca] Learning How to Learn

From: David Cross <davidcross who-is-at charter.net>
Date: Sat Jul 14 2007 - 08:10:27 PDT

The following article might be helpful:

Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences

Volume 39, Issue 3 , Pages 269 - 278Published Online: 25 Jul 2003
Copyright 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Research Article
Gregory Bateson on deutero-learning and double bind: A brief
conceptual history
Max Visser, Ph.D. *
Department of Business Administration, Nijmegen School of Management,
University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands
email: Max Visser (M.Visser@nsm.kun.nl)
*Correspondence to Max Visser, Department of Business Administration,
Nijmegen School of Management, University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Abstract
The concepts of deutero-learning and double bind have acquired an
increasingly important status in various fields of social and
behavioral science, particularly in psychiatry, psychotherapy,
organization, and policy science. With this proliferation, however,
their original meaning and significance has become increasingly
muted. In this article it is argued that both concepts are important
ingredients of a behavioral theory of (organizational) learning. To
support this argument, the development of both concepts is traced to
the work of Gregory Bateson. In Bateson's thinking, the two concepts
have a firm base in dyadic behavior and interaction. 2003 Wiley
Periodicals, Inc.

This information was copied and pasted from:

http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/abstract/104548923/ABSTRACT

Cheers,
David Cross

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security, deserves neither and will lose both."

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On Jul 12, 2007, at 8:53 AM, Lois Holzman wrote:

>
> A friend of mine is seeking the origin of Learning How To Learn. I've
> thought it goes back to Bateson and his discussion of
> deuterolearning. Can
> anyone corroborate or correct me on this?
> Thanks!
> Lois
>
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