ABC of Action Learning

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Gower Publishing, Ltd., Sep 28, 2012 - Education - 154 pages
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'Learning involves doing...Since action learning suggests that we may best master whatever unknown challenge appears by working with others who seek to triumph in the same way, its programmes should be collectively designed and launched by those who hope to profit from them.' Reg Revans based his theories of Action Learning on 30 years of work and observation. This revised and updated reissue of the definitive text, ABC of Action Learning, is a clear, easily read primer for anyone wishing to learn about and apply his methods. It offers a succinct, practical guide to integrating action learning into every-day situations, and enhancing the practical and managerial skills of the workforce.
 

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Contents

1 The Characteristic Assumptions of Action Learning
1
2 Essential Logistics
17
3 The Characteristics of the Manager
41
4 The Influence of Top Management
53
5 The Philosophy of Action Learning
63
6 What Action Learning is Not
77
7 Some Experiences of Launching Action Learning
95
8 The Enterprise as a Learning System
111
9 Annotated Bibliography
121
10 Further Information
131
Index
133
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Reg Revans was the father of Action Learning. He developed many of his early ideas around learning at the National Coal Board before joining Manchester University and then moving to Belgium before returning to the UK in later life. His ideas on learning have since been developed further by The Revans Centre for Learning and Research at Manchester Business School and there are now Action Learning networks and associations all around the world.

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