Action Learning: A Practitioner's Guide

Action Learning: A Practitioner's Guide

By: Ian McGill (author), Liz Beaty (author)Paperback

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Action learning is a method of learning that takes place in a group - of colleagues or students. It is widely used in a wide number of educational fields, particularly where learning in groups is appropriate. Action learning is established in both higher education and in professional learning and training situations. First published in 1995, this is a guide to using action learning techniques successfully.;Written by two leading figures in the field, this revised edition retains the same practical guidebook approach to how action learning works. Key points include being a facilitator of action learning, and running workshops for a variety of situations, including higher education, organizational change and professional development.

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About Author

Dr Ian McGill is a consultant working in management, professional and education development. Dr Liz Beaty is head of the staff development unit at Coventry University. Together they are recognised as leading authors on action learning.


Using the guide; what is AL?; how a set works; being a set member; being a facilitator; types of AL; a workshop for introducing AL; skills development; additional skills; learning and development using AL; continuing professional development and AL; using AL for management development; AL in HE; AL for individual, organizational and social change.

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780749434533
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 276
  • ID: 9780749434533
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 0749434538

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