Single and Double-loop Learning: Exploring Potential Influence of Cognitive Style
Organization Development Journal
Compares and contrasts C. Argynis and D. A. Schon's (1978) theory of organizational learning and M. J. Kirton's (1994) theory of cognitive stylerelated to problem solving and creativity in organizational change. Similarities between the concepts of single-loop learning and adaptive behavior and between double-loop learning and innovative behavior are examined. Differences in rationales for people's intentions for action and their actual behavior are discussed, along with the possible influence ofcognitive style on organizational learning. Although there are fundamental distinctions between the 2 theories, implications for organization development are explored which combine elements of both. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Korth, S. J. (2000). Single and double-loop learning: Exploring potential influence of cognitive style. Organization Development Journal, 18(3), 87-98.
Korth, S., "Single and Double-loop Learning: Exploring Potential Influence of Cognitive Style" (2000). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 5.