ERIC Number: EJ995422
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
The Impact of Action Learning: What Difference Are We Making in the World?
Turner, Arthur; Heneberry, Pamela
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v10 n1 p61-68 2013
Involvement in a number of action-learning programmes and associated development opportunities has led the Professional Development Centre Limited to question the relevance of a strict adherence to the "rules" of action learning as described by Reg Revans. A deliberate focus of one such programme to a financial services organisation offered some insights into the challenges of introducing action learning into the field. Pressures on organisations of time and business expedients might make them believe that action learning is too slow a technique to offer real rewards. However, elements of the action-learning story do resonate in the workplace, key concepts that appear to "stick" are listening, questioning and equality. The utilisation of these skills enhances leadership and organisational development and can still provide a useful set of actions to aim for. This is especially true in problem solving and the way in which respect and equality can re-create a different environment or development space.
Descriptors: Financial Services, Experiential Learning, Organizational Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Corporate Education, Workplace Learning, Best Practices, Instructional Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)