Kurt Lewin's change theory in the field and in the classroom: Notes toward a model of managed learning

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This paper discusses some of Lewin's basic dictums and their influence in the author's work and that of others. Specifically, the paper expands on Lewin's change model. It also discusses process consultation and clinical research and describes a design to teach the management of planned change. The paper concludes that planned change might be better conceptualized as managed learning.

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Schein, E.H. Kurt Lewin's change theory in the field and in the classroom: Notes toward a model of managed learning. Systems Practice 9, 27–47 (1996). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02173417

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  • Lewin's change theory
  • field
  • classroom
  • managed learning