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Schön, Donald A.

Works: 85 works in 575 publications in 9 languages and 14,971 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: LC1059, 378.013
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The reflective practitioner : how professionals think in action by Donald A Schön( Book )
132 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,137 libraries worldwide
A leading M.I.T. social scientist and consultant examines five professions'engineering, architecture, management, psychotherapy, and town planning'to show how professionals really go about solving problems. The best professionals, Donald SchOn maintains, know more than they can put into words. To meet the challenges of their work, they rely less on formulas learned in graduate school than on the kind of improvisation learned in practice. This unarticulated, largely unexamined process is the subject of SchOn's provocatively original book, an effort to show precisely how "reflection-in-action" works and how this vital creativity might be fostered in future professionals
Educating the reflective practitioner : toward a new design for teaching and learning in the professions by Donald A Schön( Book )
71 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,992 libraries worldwide
The problems that professional practitioners - such as lawyers, doctors or engineers - face are rarely straightforward and clear. They are frequently complex and lack right answers. Skillful professional practice often depends less on factual knowledge or rigid decision-making models then on the capacity to reflect before taking action in cases where established theories do not apply. Yet most professional schools only teach students standard scientific theories and how to apply them to straightforward problems - and so fail to equip future professionals with the skills they need to deal with the difficult problems of the real world
Theory in practice : increasing professional effectiveness by Chris Argyris( Book )
47 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,485 libraries worldwide
Theories of action; Evaluating theories of action; Diagnosing theories-in-use; Issue in professional education; Implications for professional competence and practice; Redesigning professional education
Beyond the stable state by Donald A Schön( Book )
31 editions published between 1971 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 820 libraries worldwide
The Reflective turn : case studies in and on educational practice ( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and French and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Technology and change; the new Heraclitus by Donald A Schön( Book )
27 editions published in 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 726 libraries worldwide
The process of invention; Innovation, uncertainty and risk; Ambivalence toward innovation; The drama of corporate innovation; Models for change; Technological change in U.S. Industry; The National climate for technological innovation;An ethic of change
Organizational learning by Chris Argyris( Book )
in English and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Rethinking the development experience : essays provoked by the work of Albert O. Hirschman by Rethinking the development experience( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
This book critically reappraises ideas about learning and economic development advanced by Albert O. Hirschman, one of the great pioneers in the field. The contributors - distinguished economists, development theorists, social scientists, and practitioners - show how Hirschman's innovative ideas bear on the theory, policy, and practice of development in the 1990s. In a postscript, Albert O. Hirschman, who is now professor emeritus at Princeton University, reflects on the evolution of his ideas, his cognitive style, and his propensity for self-subversion. Two appendixes present a candid MIT faculty discussion of the essays and Hirschman's musings in response to particular chapters and questions raised by the participants
High technology and low-income communities : prospects for the positive use of advanced information technology by Bishwapriya Sanyal( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 libraries worldwide
"How will low-income communities be affected by the waves of social, economic, political, and cultural change that surround the new information technologies? How can we influence the outcome? This action-oriented book identifies the key issues, explores the evidence, and suggests some answers. Avoiding both utopianism and despair, the book presents the voices of technology enthusiasts and skeptics, as well as social activists."--Jacket
Displacement of concepts by Donald A Schön( Book )
19 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock
Organizational learning II : theory, method and practice by Chris Argyris( Book )
26 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Organizational Learning II: Theory, Method, and Practice expands and updates the ideas and concepts of the authors' ground-breaking first book. Offering fresh innovations, strategies, and concise explanations of long-held theories, this book includes new alternatives for practitioners and researchers. Argyris and Schon address the four principle questions which cut across the two branches of the field of organizational learning. Why is an organization a learning venue? Are real-world organizations capable of learning? What kinds of learning are desirable? How can organizations develop their capability for desirable kinds of learning? With new examples and the most up-to-date information on the technical aspects of organization and management theory, Argyris and Schon demonstrate how the research and practice of organizational learning can be incorporated in today's business environment
Die lernende Organisation : Grundlagen, Methode, Praxis by Chris Argyris( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Frame reflection : toward the resolution of intractable policy controversies by Donald A Schön( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 libraries worldwide
The authors argue - contrary to the prevailing wisdom in academia - that human beings can reflect on and learn about the game of policy making even as they play it. They write, "human beings are capable of exploring how their own actions may exacerbate contention, contribute to stalemate, and trigger extreme pendulum swings, or, on the contrary, how their actions might help to resolve the frame conflicts that underlie stubborn policy disputes."
Organizational learning : a theory of action perspective by Chris Argyris( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
A framework for organizational learning; Limited learning systems; Organizational learning; Partial models of intervention; Comprehensive intervention
Invention and the evolution of ideas by Donald A Schön( Book )
16 editions published between 1963 and 1969 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
The design studio : an exploration of its traditions and potentials by Donald A Schön( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Deliberate social change in the city : list of suggested readings by Leonard J Duhl( Book )
7 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
The suggested readings in this occasionally annotated bibliography concerning deliberate socialchange in the city are listed under five subject areas. These subject areas are as follows: I. The Scope of "Social Change"; ii. Toward a Theory of Social Change; iii. A. The Rational Problem Solving Process, B. Behavioral Approaches to Social Change; Functional Analysis, C. Social Change as Socio-Political Conflict, D. Systems Analysis and Institutional Factors in Change, E. Non-deliberate Approaches to Social Change; iv. A. Influencing the Emergence of Ideas in Good Currency, B. Effecting Shifts in Institutional Policy, C. Instituting Programs from a Central Administrative Base, D. Maneuvering Among Existing Institutions, E. Designing and Bringing into Being a New Institution, F. Changing an Existing Institutional System from Within, G. Changing an Existing Institutional System from Outside; and V. A. Description and Theory of Social Change, B. Nature of Social Change Processes, C. Interaction between the Change Agent and His Environment, D. Normative Questions: Values and Ethics. In addition, nine books that are recommended for purchase are listed. (Db)
Die lernende Gesellschaft by Donald A Schön( Book )
5 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in German and Undetermined and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Policy planning as a design process : a seminar by Donald A Schön( Book )
6 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Out from under : lessons from projects for inaptly served children and families by Jona M Rosenfeld( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Donald A. Schön
Donald Schön American academic
Donald Schön Amerikaans pedagoog (1930-1997)
Schoen, Donald A.
Schoen, Donald A 1930-1997
Schon, D. A.
Schön, Donald 1930-1997
Schon, Donald A.
Schon, Donald A. 1930-1997
Schön, Donald Alan
Schön, Donald Alan 1930-1997
‏סcהן, דנלד .
ショーン, ドナルド・A
English (427)
Italian (16)
German (15)
Spanish (15)
French (9)
Chinese (5)
Danish (5)
Japanese (3)
Hebrew (1)
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