Learning For Action

After an explanation of the book?s purpose, the authors provide in Part 1 first an overview of SSM as a whole, then a fleshed-out account with just enough detail and advice to enable the reader to set about using the approach in problem ...

Learning For Action

After an explanation of the book?s purpose, the authors provide in Part 1 first an overview of SSM as a whole, then a fleshed-out account with just enough detail and advice to enable the reader to set about using the approach in problem situations of concern. Part 2 describes examples of SSM in action and also pays special attention to one of the most common application areas: that of work in the information system/information technology field. A final chapter in part 2 discusses the difficulties some people have in grasping the true nature of SSM, drawing attention to the inadequacies in much of the secondary literature. Appendices provide an outline of the theoretical considerations which underpin SSM, a guide to sources of further information and illustrations of some of SSM?s techniques.

Action Learning and Action Research

This volume sets out to provide experience-based tools for those needing to assess and improve teaching and learning quality.

Action Learning and Action Research

This volume sets out to provide experience-based tools for those needing to assess and improve teaching and learning quality. It presents a detailed framework explaining what action learning and research is with information on how to carry out an action learning project.

Action Learning in Practice

Japan Much of the growth of action learning in Japan can be attributed to the
work of the Japan Institute for Action Learning (JIAL) which has trained over 400
action learning coaches and brought action learning into many Japanese ...

Action Learning in Practice

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.

Action Learning for Managers

With questionnaires, checklists, examples and practical advice, this little book includes everything you need to get started.

Action Learning for Managers

Action Learning for Managers is a clear, concise and straightforward guide to this well-established approach to problem solving and learning in groups that enables change in individuals, teams, organisations and systems. Through action learning people develop themselves and build the relationships that are the key to improving operations and bringing about innovations. With questionnaires, checklists, examples and practical advice, this little book includes everything you need to get started. Action learning is essentially a simple idea but one that requires thought, commitment and care to put into practice.

Intelligence Learning and Action

Intelligence  Learning  and Action


Action Learning and Action Research

Action Learning and Action Research deepens understanding and contributes to new knowledge about the theory, practice and processes of Action Learning (AL) and Action Research.

Action Learning and Action Research

Action Learning and Action Research deepens understanding and contributes to new knowledge about the theory, practice and processes of Action Learning (AL) and Action Research. It clarifies what constitutes AL/AR in its many forms and what it is not.

A Trainer s Guide for Participatory Learning and Action

Offers a comprehensive background to the principles of adult learning. This book focuses on the facilitation skills necessary for effective training. It describes group dynamics and how to build interdisciplinary teams.

A Trainer s Guide for Participatory Learning and Action

Offers a comprehensive background to the principles of adult learning. This book focuses on the facilitation skills necessary for effective training. It describes group dynamics and how to build interdisciplinary teams. It summarises the principles of participatory learning and action.

Action Learning in Schools

Although the characteristics of action learning were originally explained by
Revans over twenty years ago (1982b, 1983b), the educational processes
underpinning action learning have not been well articulated. This is because the
original ...

Action Learning in Schools

Teaching is becoming increasingly complex in the 21st Century, creating a need for more sophisticated frameworks to support teachers’ professional learning. Action learning is one such framework and has been used for workplace learning in business settings for many years. It is now becoming increasingly popular in school and university settings, but it is often misunderstood. This book clarifies what action learning is, linking key concepts to illustrate that it is not merely a process, but a dynamic interaction between professional learning, communities, leadership and change. The book brings together more than a decade of the authors’ research in school-based action learning. Rich and diverse, the research draws on more than 100 case studies of action learning by teams of teachers in schools. The authors: provide practical advice on how to initiate and sustain action learning; explain the interaction between action learning, teacher development, professional learning, community building, leadership and change; and illustrate how action learning can link to classroom practice so closely that it becomes part of what teachers do, rather than an added impost. Addressing the highs and lows, the successes and failures, and their underlying causes, Action Learning in Schools provides insights into theories of cooperation, innovation, leadership and community formation to inform individual projects and large-scale school improvement initiatives. It will be of interest to teacher educators, pre-service and experienced teachers alike, as well as school and education system managers and policymakers keen to enhance teacher professional learning and educational outcomes for students.

Action Learning at Work

In this book Professor Mumford, himself a leading exponent of Action Learning, has brought together more than 34 articles and papers on the subject from a variety of sources.

Action Learning at Work

In this book Professor Mumford, himself a leading exponent of Action Learning, has brought together more than 34 articles and papers on the subject from a variety of sources. They reflect the experience not only of those responsible for AL programmes but also of learners and client organizations. A wide range of issues is addressed, from underlying philosophy to evaluation, from the learning process itself to ways of integrating the 'P' and the 'Q' of Revans' famous equation.