Aspects of Human Action
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This chapter argues that the relationship between research and the self is not only at the heart of ontological thought but is "praxiological thinking". Lewin's action research model is a sensitive procedural method occasionally used to introduce, monitor, and record human action and reaction. Instead of loyally following the rules governing the procedural method, methodology often critically evaluates method, often resulting in modification and change. Like modern jazz musicians, methodology seems understandable only to those who have a clear and deep understanding of method and its logical structure. Sufficient practice in jazz methodology leads to fundamental forms of action learning, which is itself an established form of creative or musical ontology that is aware of and critical of its own processes. The relationship between praxiological thinking and action learning has already been justified. By deliberate design it stays close to Revans's own accounts of three distinct educational experiments that took place in India, Australia, and Belgium.