Chapter Six examines different levels of inquiry for developmental
transformation–single, double, and triple loop inquiry. Single loop
inquiry relies on simply fixing an external problem, double loop
means questioning identity (including one's own) and the strategies
that keep status quo and identity intact. Triple loop ART brings in
cultural narrative and historical context as well as deeper elements
of subjectivity. Triple loop is described as being the most
transformative; it makes focusing on interdependence possible,
taking the larger eco-social context into account while engaged in
ART. Within this context, comes another component of the Port of Los
Angeles story. In it the importance of developmental reflexivity is
highlighted: going within to change oneself and meet conflict in a
newly constructive way. We also see an example of two professional
colleagues exploring how important developmental friendship is in
political contexts. Reflexivity and developmental friendship add
subjecgtive dimension that help ART thrive.
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