Planning for Higher Education Journal

Planning to Learn

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From Volume 31 Number 3 | March–May 2003
By David Orr

Can organizations that purport to advance learning themselves learn relative to the global ecological trends? We take great pride in equipping our students to do well-paying work in an unsustainable economy—the rough equivalent of preparing them for duty on the Titanic. There is, however, a general acknowledgment of the larger global environmental trends but without as yet much effort to adjust institutional behavior accordingly. Although there is no single formula, organizational learning requires mastery at seven levels. This article discusses those seven levels.

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