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Titolo:
A systemic action learning cycle as the key element of an ongoing spiral of analyses
Autore:
Paton, G;
Indirizzi:
Open Univ, Ctr Complex & Change, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, Bucks, England Open Univ Milton Keynes Bucks England MK7 6AA nes MK7 6AA, Bucks, England
Titolo Testata:
SYSTEMIC PRACTICE AND ACTION RESEARCH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 14, anno: 2001,
pagine: 95 - 111
SICI:
1094-429X(200102)14:1<95:ASALCA>2.0.ZU;2-F
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Keywords:
Action Learning; methodology; managing; change; complexity;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Citazioni:
39
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Paton, G Open Univ, Ctr Complex & Change, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, Bucks, England Open Univ Walton Hall Milton Keynes Bucks England MK7 6AA England
Citazione:
G. Paton, "A systemic action learning cycle as the key element of an ongoing spiral of analyses", SYST PR ACT, 14(1), 2001, pp. 95-111

Abstract

The Systems movement in the United Kingdom, in addressing the task of enquiry, has created a surfeit of methodologies. Each, like some closely guarded religious sect, demands adherence to its own presentational rules and procedures, its own epistemological and ontological position. Much of the secondary Literature of the U.K. Systems movement focuses on examining the strengths and weaknesses of these separate approaches, devises complex decisionrules for when to use which methodology, and attempts to map particular methodologies onto "appropriate" scenarios. This paper attempts to present a generalized form of the cyclic activity of investigation and action which is encompassed by many of the methodologies. It is shown that this does not require the presentation of a "lowest common denominator" activity set, which is of no value, but rather draws on the underlying power of the approaches to present a robust and defensible cycle of activities which are continuously reenacted over time. The implications of this spiral model of Action Learning are examined, both in relation to the development of existing methodologies and in relation to the issues related to managing a complex analysis project. The paper concludes by showing how individual analysis cycles merge into a never-ending learning spiral in a complex, dynamic, real-worldenvironment.

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