Links into the Action Learning World

Here are some essential links about Action Learning. hope you find them useful. Please do add your own at the bottom of the page.

Definitions of Action Learning

Wikipedia’s definition and overview – provides a decent background and description

Definition from The International Foundation for Action Learning (IFAL)

Mike Pedler, action learning pioneer’s definition

A simple definition from the World Institute of Action Learning

A definition from MIT Sloan

A Study Guide to Action Learning

Robert L. Dilworth’s Action Learning in a Nutshell

A very simple overview and definition

GAMA International Journal’s excellent definition of briefing on AL

A definition relating AL to public participation

Action Learning – a guide for NGOs. Good overview.

A video definition of AL.

Action Learning and Team Learning – a briefing paper

Stories and case studies

Leading Age’s Action Learning Project Archive

Some cases from ALA (Action Learning Associates)

A video case study – Changing Post (Youtube video)

Case study: Using Action learning sets to embed knowledge transfer by Nell Brigham

Using and Measuring Action Learning in Leadership Intervention

Interesting Articles

Action Learning and Action Research

A study comparing Action Learning with Traditional Learning

The Case for Running Action Learning Sets Online – a look at online action learning

Essentials of Action Learning – a chapter

The Practical Primacy of Questions in Action Learning by Marilee Adams, Ph.D

Reflections on a Failed Action Learning Intervention

Using Action Learning for Organisational Development and Change by Arthur Freedman

Workplace Learning by Action Learning by Peter Miller

1000 Learning Models

Here are some linked images – different views of the learning cycle and models of action learning…

A model of action learning

A specific model for action learning with some ground rules

Another simple model

Revan’s Axiom – a model for learning

The Action Learning Cycle

A more complex model of the action learning cycle

Kolb’s learning cycle

A very simple model

A 5 element model of action learning

A simple image that captures the essence

Another model of learning from action

A coach based model

Another simple graphic

Another learning cycle diagram

Enquiry-led action learning

A definitional model

A model of experiential action learning

A very eloquent pictorial model of action learning


More will be added soon.

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