Theory in practice: increasing professional effectiveness

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Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1974 - Education - 224 pages
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"This book is a landmark in two fields. It is a practical guide to the reform of professional education. It is also a beacon to theoretical thinking about human organizations, about their interdepAndence with the social structure of the professions, and about theory in practice." -- Journal of Higher Education

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User Review  - John Rimmer - Goodreads

Deeply insightful classic on the links between knowing, intending and doing in professional practice. Based on Polanyi's concept of 'tacit knowledge' it is remarkably prescient of current developments in neuroscience. Read full review

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READ JUL 2011 Classic work by Argyris and Schon describing how ones espoused theories often contradict theories-in-use. While targeted to academics, this is a must read for any organizational ... Read full review

Contents

Theories of Action
3
Evaluating Theories of Action
20
action
35
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About the author (1974)

Chris Argyris was born in 1923. He holds an A.B in psychology from Clark University, an M.A. in psychology and economics from Kansas University, and a Ph.D in organizational behavior from Cornell University. He has taught at Yale University and at Harvard, where he currently is the James Bryand Conent professor in the graduate schools of business administration and education. Argyris has written more than 20 books that aspire to enable readers to create organizations and deal with management and the changing face of the corporate world. Organizational Learning II : Theory, Method and Practice, Overcoming Organizational Defenses, and Integrating the Individual and the Organization are a few of his more notable titles.

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