background preloader

Action learning

Action learning
According to Confucius, I hear and I forget ; I see and I remember ; I do and I understand. Action learning is an approach to solving real problems that involves taking action and reflecting upon the results. The learning that results helps improve the problem-solving process as well as the solutions the team develops. The action learning process includes (1) a real problem that is important, critical, and usually complex, (2) a diverse problem-solving team or "set", (3) a process that promotes curiosity, inquiry, and reflection, (4) a requirement that talk be converted into action and, ultimately, a solution, and (5) a commitment to learning. In many, but not all, forms of action learning, a coach is included who is responsible for promoting and facilitating learning as well as encouraging the team to be self-managing. Action learning has many educational applications. Revans' Formula[edit] Professor Reginald Revans is the originator of action learning. Q uses : "closed" questions: who?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Action_learning

Related:  Action LearningWeek 10 - Building and Sustaining Quality and Performance Excelllecture

Kolb's Learning Styles and Experiential Learning Cycle by Saul McLeod published 2010, updated 2013 David Kolb published his learning styles model in 1984 from which he developed his learning style inventory. The McKinsey 7S Framework - Strategy Skills from MindTools.com Ensuring That All Parts of Your Organization Work in Harmony Learn how to use the 7-S Framework, with James Manktelow & Amy Carlson. How do you go about analyzing how well your organization is positioned to achieve its intended objective? This is a question that has been asked for many years, and there are many different answers. Some approaches look at internal factors, others look at external ones, some combine these perspectives, and others look for congruence between various aspects of the organization being studied. Ultimately, the issue comes down to which factors to study.

The funniest TED Talks Now playing The New Yorker receives around 1,000 cartoons each week; it only publishes about 17 of them. In this hilarious, fast-paced, and insightful talk, the magazine's longstanding cartoon editor and self-proclaimed "humor analyst" Bob Mankoff dissects the comedy within just some of the "idea drawings" featured in the magazine, explaining what works, what doesn't, and why. kurt lewin: groups, experiential learning and action research contents: introduction · life · field theory · group dynamics · democracy and groups · t-groups, facilitation and experience · action research · conclusion · further reading and references · links. see, also : the groupwork pioneers series Kurt Lewin’s (1890-1947) work had a profound impact on social psychology and, more particularly for our purposes here, on our appreciation of experiential learning, group dynamics and action research. On this page we provide a very brief outline of his life and an assessment of his continuing relevance to educators. Kurt Lewin was born on September 9, 1890 in the village of Mogilno in Prussia (now part of Poland). He was one of four children in a middle class Jewish family (his father owned a small general store and a farm). They moved to Berlin when he was aged 15 and he was enrolled in the Gymnasium.

Corporate values shape organizational culture Culture creates the foundation for strategy Culture creates the foundation for strategy and will either be a company’s greatest asset or largest liability. While culture has many aspects and manifestations, its core should include a clear sense of purpose and shared values that guide decision making across the company. Corporate values shape the culture and define the character of the company. Great company culture starts with core values – An increasingly important component in strategic planning Corporate values represent the guiding principles of the organization’s culture, including what guides members’ priorities and actions within the organization.

study finds walking improves creativity Stanford Report, April 24, 2014 Stanford researchers found that walking boosts creative inspiration. They examined creativity levels of people while they walked versus while they sat. A person's creative output increased by an average of 60 percent when walking. Teaching and learning approaches Year 11-13 - Key Areas of Learning: Health, Physical Education, Food and Nutrition, Family and Childcare Teaching and learning approaches Experiential learning cycle Organisational Culture Inventory® The Organisational Culture Inventory® (OCI) is the most widely used and thoroughly researched tool for measuring organisational culture in the world. It provides a profile of an organisation's operating culture, in terms of the behaviours that members believe are required to "fit in and meet expectations".Such expectations guide the way organisational members approach their work and interact with each other. These behavioural norms influence the organisations ability to solve problems, adapt to change and perform effectively. Using the Human Synergistics Circumplex, the OCI measures behavioural norms and expectations, be they ‘Constructive’, ‘Aggressive/Defensive’ or ‘Passive/Defensive’.

Related: