ERIC Number: EJ820138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Action Learning Set Meetings: Getting Started by "Checking In"
Hughes, Mark; Bourner, Tom
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v2 n1 p89-95 Apr 2005
This account of practice is about starting action learning set meetings. It focuses on a process sometimes known as the "check-in". The paper is based upon the experience of one of the authors (Mark). It raises questions about the contribution of the check-in to an action learning set meeting and whether the checking-in process has a role in extending the ethos of action learning to other social situations. The paper concludes that the check-in serves four main roles: personal contextualisation, helping set members to step out of their professional roles, as an orientation ritual and as a means of enhancing empathy. It also concludes that checking in has a potential contribution to make to other forms of meetings and this contribution may be relevant to the broader action learning community.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Empathy, Reflection, Transformative Learning, Sensitivity Training, Communities of Practice, Training Methods, Phenomenology, Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Performance Factors, Meetings
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom