A process in which a group of people come together, more or less regularly, to help each other learn from experience. Participants typically come from different organizations or situations, and each of them is involved in different activities.
involves a group of people coming together regularly to help each other learn from their experiences. The group works together on problems in their community, workplace or project, in order to improve the problem. The people involved increase their skills and knowledge by learning with and from each other, working on real issues or problems, reflecting on their experiences, and taking action based on group decisions. Values associated with action learning include respect for others, honesty and integrity, collaboration, and developing trusting relationships with others. ( back)
This is a continuous process of learning and reflection with the intention of getting something done. It does not use project work, job rotation, or any form of a simulation such as case studies or business games (see active learning). Learning is centered around the need to find a solution to a real problem. Most action learning programs take from four to nine months to complete. Learning is voluntary and learner driven, while individual development is as important as finding the solution to the problem.
Any approach that engages learners by matching instruction to the learner's interests, understanding, and developmental level. Often includes hands-on and authentic activities. A project where ideas learned through research are tested and applied in a real- world situation..
This is a continuous process of learning and reflection with the intention of getting something done. Learning is centered around the need to find a solution to a real problem. Most action learning programs take from four to nine months to complete. Learning is voluntary and learner driven, while individual development is as important as finding the solution to the problem. Reg Ravens, the originator of "action learning" basis this learning method on a theory called "System Beta." The whole idea is that the learning process should closely approximate the "scientific method." The real model is cyclical (you proceed through the steps and when you reach the last step (6) you relate the analysis to the original hypothesis and if need be, start the process again. The six steps are: Formulate Hypothesis (an idea or concept) Design Experiment (consider ways of testing truth or validity of idea or concept) Apply in Practice (put into effect, test of validity or truth) Observe Results (collect and process data on outcomes of test) Analyze Results (make sense of data) Compare Analysis (relate analysis to original hypothesis)
Action learning is an educational process whereby the participant studies their own actions and experience in order to improve performance. This is done in conjunction with others, in small groups called action learning sets. It is a powerful process, particularly for adults as it enables each person to reflect on and review the action they have taken and the learning points arising.