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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. Action learning has many educational applications. Revans' Formula[edit] Professor Reginald Revans is the originator of action learning. People had to be aware of their lack of relevant knowledge and be prepared to explore the area of their ignorance with suitable questions and help from other people in similar positions. Later, Revans made this more precise in the opening chapter of his book (Revans, 1980) which describes the formula: where L is learning, P is programming and Q is questioning to create insight into what people see, hear or feel. Q uses : "closed" questions: who? In this expanded equation, R refers to reflection. Use in Organizations[edit] Notes[edit]

Facilitating the Lean Supply Chain Action Learning Program 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 seminarsExperiential Learning - involves learning by living, acting or observing and reflecting on the relationship between what was achieved and what was expectedExploratory 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. Action Learning emphasises exploratory and experiential learning. The Role of the Facilitator For the Lean Supply Chain Action Learning Program, the facilitator's role is to: Qualities Required

Action research for professional development Concise advice for new action researchers Jean McNiff First and Second Editions © Jean McNiff 1995, 1997 Third edition © Jean McNiff 2002Click here to download in Word Format (100 KB) This abridged version of the booklet is also available in a more expanded book form, from – 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. Jean McNiff Introduction to the first edition (slightly amended) Action research is becoming increasingly known as an approach that encourages practitioners to be in control of their own lives and contexts. This text aims to provide some general answers for the many people who ask, ‘What exactly is action research?’ You should know that there are different approaches to action research, as is true of scientific enquiry in general. This booklet offers one particular approach to action research. Jean McNiff What is action research?

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WHAT'S ACTION LEARNING 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. Since the mid-90's The Leadership Alliance Inc. Together with its worldwide partners TLA has the knowhow and experience to help you readily become familiar with the processes and benefits of AL, and to assist you in successfully implementing or upgrading your AL-related initiatives. For more detail on Action Learning click here.