Double-Loop Learning


Double-loop learning (DLL) is an educational concept that involves teaching people to think more deeply about their own assumptions and beliefs. You will gain an understanding of the different but related concepts and learn the difference between DDL and "learning from your mistakes”.

Technique Overview

Double-Loop Learning

Double-Loop Learning Definition

Double-loop learning (DLL), also known as Generative learning, is a type of transformational learning. DLL involves creativity and innovation and is about adapting, being ahead of, and anticipating change (Malone, 2003).

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  • Antal, A.B., Child, J., Dierkes, M. and Nonaka, I. (2003) Handbook of organizational learning and knowledge. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford [u.a.].
  • Argyris, C. and Schön, D.A. (1978) Organizational learning: A theory of action perspective. Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.
  • Argyris, C. (1991) Teaching smart people how to learn. Harvard Business Review. Vol. 69(3).
  • Argyris, C. (1977) Double loop learning in organizations. Harvard Business Review, Vol. 55(5), pp. 115-125.

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