Re: Learning I, II & III, Gregory Bateson, Steps to An Ecolo

Lew Mills (mills@itsa.ucsf.EDU)
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 17:47:07 -0800 (PST)

My sense from Bateson's later work is that Bateson is talking in a much
more general sense than Argyris. Bateson includes biological evolution as
a learning process in _Mind and Nature_. For Bateson the relationship
between two levels is key. A higher order of learning is *about* learning
at the lower level. Argyris' work is about one such layering of learning
while Bateson discusses the relationship between levels of learning

Lew Mills, MA

On Sun, 20 Nov 1994, Ragnvald Sannes wrote:

> >Do Level I & II correspond to Chris Argyris' Single loop learning and III to
> >double loop learning?