Loop de Loops with Chris Argyris
Double Loop learning, revolutionary new age learning structure or age old workshop technique.
It’s no secret that most thing we come upon in modern times are a Frankenstein of older media melded in a certain way to create something new. Sometimes this is original and exciting, Game of Thrones, or sometimes its an unabashed, no holds barred, run for your wallet, Justin Bieber. Double loop learning walks this line with a new way of approaching any given task. Rather than formulating a goal and trialling methods until that goal is achieved, Double Loop instead seeks to understand why that goal is necessary and what failed attempts have shown us. An example would be Edison’s famous quote, “I haven’t failed Ive just found 99 ways not to make a light bulb”.
In this way Double Loop is far more autonomous than traditional learning methods as it make it difficult for an outside authority to monitor and assign goals to. In this way Double loop is a lot slower than guided learning with its path meandering all over the place. It does however offer the attainment of independence in a system criticized for being to rigid and traditional. In a world of efficiency and instant computational decisions maybe the long way round can offer some fresh insights. Read more on Double Loop learning on Chris Argyris’s Blog.