Andragogy refers to a theory of adult learning that details some of the ways in which adults learn differently than children. For example, adults tend to be more self-directed, internally motivated, and ready to learn.
Although Q is the cornerstone of the method, the more relaxed formulation has enabled action learning to become widely accepted in many countries all over the world. International Management Centres, the action learning professional association where Revans was inaugural president, have proposed extension to this formula with the addition of R for "reflection".
This has also been proposed by Michael Marquardt: This additional element emphasizes the point that "great questions" should evoke thoughtful reflections while considering the current problem, the desired goal, designing strategies, developing action or implementation plans, or executing action steps that are components of the implementation plan.
Use in organizations[ edit ] Today, action learning is practised by a wide community of businesses, governments, non-profits, and educational institutions. Verna Willis a pioneer in action learning and co-author with Robert L. As such this is combining action learning with organisational development as reported at the Ashridge Action Learning Conference and Action Learning: Research and Practice, October, An action learning approach has been recognized as a valuable means of supporting the Continuing Professional Development of professionals in emerging professions.
This is a cost effective solution that enables the widespread use of action learning at all levels of an organization. Action e-Learning AEL — as defined and implemented by Waddill — provides a viable alternative for organizations interested in adapting the action learning process for online delivery with groups where the members are not co-located.
The MiL Model evolved organically as practitioners responded to diverse needs and restrictions. ARL evolved organically through the choices and savvy intuitions of practitioners, who informally exchanged their experiences with each other. It became a somewhat shared practice, which incorporated elements of design and intervention that the practitioners adopted because of their efficacy.
InIsabel Rimanoczy researched and codified the ARL methodology, identifying 16 elements and 10 underlying principles. The model starts with 2 simple ground rules that ensure that statements follow and are related to questions and provide the authority for the coach to promote learning.
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Team members may develop additional ground rules, norms, and roles as they deem necessary or advantageous. The process of learning more creative ways of thinking, feeling, and being is achieved in action learning by reflecting on what is working now and as well as on actions that can be improved.
In action learning, there is no need to unlearn what has worked in the past. Rank was the first to see therapy as a learning and unlearning experience. The therapeutic relationship allows the patient to: Patterns of self-destruction "neurosis" represent a failure of creativity, not, as Freud assumed, a retreat from sexuality.
The process of "stepping out" of a frame, out of a form of knowing — a prevailing ideology — is analogous to the work of artists as they struggle to give birth to fresh ways of seeing the world, perspectives that allow them to see aspects of the world that no artists, including themselves, have ever seen before.
The most creative artists, such as Rembrandt, Michelangelo and Leonardo, know how to separate even from their own greatest public successes, from earlier artistic incarnations of themselves.
In the organizational context, learning how to unlearn is vital because what we assume to be true has merged into our identity. By opening themselves to critical inquiry, they begin to learn how to emancipate themselves from what they "know" — they learn how to unlearn. There is also an emerging, radical approach to unlearning in the areas of critical action learning CAR.
Peder and Hsu further connect the idea of unlearning to some ancient forms of wisdom such as Taoism Hsu, Role of facilitator, coach and questions[ edit ] An ongoing challenge of action learning has been to take productive action as well as to take the time necessary to capture the learning that result from reflecting on the results of taking action.
Usually, the urgency of the problem or task decreases or eliminates the reflective time necessary for learning. As a consequence, more and more organizations have recognized the critical importance of an action learning coach or facilitator in the process, someone who has the authority and responsibility of creating time and space for the group to learn at the individual, group and organizational level.
There is controversy, however, about the need for an action learning coach. Reg Revans was sceptical about the use of learning coaches and, in general, of interventionist approaches.
He believed the action learning set or group could practice action learning on its own.Books from Gregorc Associates: Adult's Guide to Style, Inside Styles, Relating with Style, Mind Styles Model, and Technical Manual.
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