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Concise advice for new action researchers Jean McNiff First and Second Editions © Jean McNiff 1995, 1997 Third edition © Jean McNiff 2002 Click here to download in Word Format (100 KB) This abridged version of the booklet is also available in a more expanded book form, from www.september-books.com – please see the weblink in the 'What's new' box on the home page. Introduction to the third edition The text presented here originally took the form of a small booklet.
According to Confucius , I hear and I forget ; I see and I remember ; I do and I understand. Action learning is an educational process whereby people work and learn together by tackling real issues and reflecting on their actions. Learners acquire knowledge through actual actions and practice rather than through traditional instruction.
Firstly, why we prefer not to lecture A typical adult undertakes 8 learning projects a year and spends around 816 hours learning. Most of this learning is self directed and occurs outside the formal education system. Learning approaches can be categorised as follows: Acquisitional Learning - where knowledge and skill are absorbed by reading or listening eg at conferences and seminars Experiential Learning - involves learning by living, acting or observing and reflecting on the relationship between what was achieved and what was expected Exploratory learning - involves a deliberate, organised search for information involving questioning, hypothesis testing and experimentation When left to their own devices adults tend to show a marked preference for exploratory learning.
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Action Learning (AL) has been widely used for over fifty years as a highly effective problem solving and personal development process. It is a form of learning "from doing", where the classroom is the job environment or an individual’s personal surroundings, and where emphasis is placed on an individual’s responsibility for their own learning, although supportive but challenging learning partnerships are made available. More recently it has been used to provide a common language for knowledge sharing and sense making particularly in networks and groups e.g. communities of practice.
Knowing and Action '… knowing begins and ends in experience; but it does not end in the experience in which it begins.' [C.I. Lewis in Experience and meaning, Philosophical Review, vol xciii p. 134, 1934.] Action Learning is the notion of pedagogy developed by Prof.