Action Learning in Practice

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Mike Pedler
Gower Publishing, Ltd., 2011 - Business & Economics - 449 pages
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Previous editions of Action Learning in Practice established this authoritative overview of action learning around the world. Over the last decade the move towards action-based organizational learning and development has accelerated, and action learning is now an established part of the education and development mainstream in large and small organizations. Fully revised and updated, this fourth edition covers the origins of action learning with Reg Revans' ideas, and looks at their development and application today. Action learning is self-directed learning through tackling business and work problems with the support of peers and colleagues. A professional and diverse workforce, attracted, influenced and developed in this way is more able to deal effectively with the growing complexity and pressures of working life. As the limits of conventional training and development become more obvious, leaders are increasingly attracted to action-based approaches to learning when seeking better outcomes and returns on investment.
 

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Contents

ORIGINS
5
The Power of Action Learning
21
1 The crucial formula for the survival of an organism
24
6 Actionfixated cycle of learning
31
Minding our Ps and Qs
35
1 The Good Company model
42
David Casey on the Role of the Set Adviser
57
Action Learning in Practice
58
1 A comparison of the conceptual building blocks
203
Action Learning Facilitator
211
1 Modes of learning and reflection
225
Addressing Systemic Issues in Public Services
233
national
234
Action Learning for Organization Development in South Korea
249
Facilitation and the Affective Domain
261
Action Learning and Organization Development
285

Foundations of Revanss Gold Standard
71
An Action Manual
93
1 The action learning decision process
95
5 Action learning web
106
Introduction to Part 2
111
1 Conclusions about the values and beliefs that underpin
118
1 Action Reflection Learning
125
1 1 The Actor strategy for change and development
126
6 Some dimensions in the paradigmatic shift as perceived in 1994
133
BusinessDriven Action Learning Today
141
1 What is BusinessDriven Action Learning today?
143
3 BusinessDriven Action Learning and its component parts
150
Critical Action Learning
163
A Rose by
183
1 Formal and informal learning
184
2 Schools of action learning
185
Introduction to Part 3
197
1 Elements of the learning care hospital management
299
3 The four basic approaches of flexible coaching
306
Action Learning and Social Capital
313
QUESTIONS
329
A Pragmatic and Moral Philosophy
343
1 Critical realism and action learning
346
The Philosophy and Methodology
357
1 The DNA of an action learning dissertation
365
Action in Action Learning
381
1 Continuum of actions
382
Origins and Interpretations
403
1 Experience experience revisited
404
1 Elements of action learning
418
A Perspective Informed
427
1 The Kirkpatrick evaluation model
428
Index
439
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About the author (2011)

Mike Pedler is Emeritus Professor of Action Learning at Henley Management School and a partner in Action Learning for Service Improvement (ALSI) and the Centre for Action Learning Facilitation (Calf). He works with commercial, voluntary and public sector client organisations and is known for his work on self-development, leadership, network development and the learning organisation. Mike has written and co-authored many books and articles, including A Managers Guide to Leadership: An action learning approach McGraw-Hill, 2010 and Action Learning for Managers, Gower 2008. He is Co-Editor of Action Learning: Research & Practice - the first international journal for action learning from Informa.