An adaptive process that follows a sequential order.
ASHBY, who introduced the notion, comments: "A great deal of learning occurs in this way. Mathematics, for instance, though too vast and intricate for one all-comprehending flash, can be mastered by stages. The stages have a natural articulation which must be respected if mastery is to be achieved" (1960, p.200).
ASHBY shows through other examples that serial adaptation is quite a general pattern of behavior.
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