Volume 15 · Number 2 · Pages 108–111
An Interpretation of Bateson’s Deutero-Learning

Leslie P. Steffe

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Open peer commentary on the article “I Can’t Yet and Growth Mindset” by Fiona Murphy & Hugh Gash. Abstract: Murphy and Gash interpret Bateson’s deutero-learning as constructivist, but the only rationale for their interpretation is that deutero-learning is adaptive to the environment. Their limited rationale opens the possibility that their interpretation and use of deutero-learning is behavioristic. My goals in this commentary are to (a) interpret Bateson’s deutero-learning, as well as his Learning I, using radical constructivism, and (b) critique the authors’ interpretation and use of deutero-learning.

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Steffe L. P. (2020) An interpretation of Bateson’s deutero-learning. Constructivist Foundations 15(2): 108–111. https://constructivist.info/15/2/108

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