Quotation Kaiser, Alexander. 2018. Learning from the future meets Bateson’s levels of learning. The Learning Organization. 25 (4), 237-247.




Previous studies showed that combining learning based on experiences in the past with learning from an envisioned future scenario results in more innovative and radical ideas, as well as in a higher number of covered content domains. However, currently there is no holistic learning theory that integrates both sources of learning. The main purpose of this paper is to investigate whether it is possible to extend Bateson’s theory of learning, to link these two learning sources in one coherent framework. Design/methodology/approach To answer this research question, the author draws on learning from an envisioned future, and tries to link it with the most important levels of learning in Bateson’s framework.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal The Learning Organization
Citation Index A&HCI
Language English
Title Learning from the future meets Bateson’s levels of learning
Volume 25
Number 4
Year 2018
Page from 237
Page to 247
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1108/TLO-06-2017-0065
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/TLO-06-2017-0065


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