Module 4 – Background
First, start out with these short animated videos that gives you an overview of action learning:
Action learning. (2014). Learning Series. NGO Learning Centre, Liverpool, Australia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRnw1MguS6o:
McLuckie, R. (2014). Action learning. WIAL Global, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpLheyQV4Es:
This is the probably the toughest topic of this class so make sure to take some time to carefully go through all of the readings. The following book chapter will give you a general overview of action learning and is a good place to start:
Passmore, J.(2011). Chapter 3: Action learning supervision for coaches. Supervision in Coaching: Supervision, Ethics, and Continuous Professional Development. London: Kogan Page. [EBSCO eBook Collection]
Now read up on action learning in much more detail in these following readings:
Pedler, M., & Abbott, C. (2013). Chapter 1: Action learning: Its origins and principles. Facilitating Action Learning: A Practitioner’s Guide. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education. [EBSCO eBook Collection]
Marquardt, M. J. (2004). Chapter 8: Introducing, implementing, and sustaining action learning. Optimizing the Power of Action Learning: Solving Problems and Building Leaders in Real Time. Yarmouth, ME, USA: Nicholas Brealey Publishing. [Ebrary]
Action learning is one of the tougher topics of this module, so if you are still have some difficulty with the concepts you may want to take a look at some of the optional materials below.
Clifford, J., & Thorpe, S. (2007). Chapter 4: Learning and development methods. Workplace Learning & Development: Delivering Competitive Advantage for Your Organization. London: Kogan Page, pp. 29-32. [eBook Academic Collection. Note: You don’t have to read the whole chapter, just the section on action learning]
Sethi, B. (2014) Action learning for executive coaching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=If2cxABYLNo:
Peters, M. (2013). Accomplish two for one with action learning. T + D, 67(2), 52-57. [ProQuest]
Module 4 – Case
Before starting on this assignment make sure to go through the background materials carefully and go through the main textbook readings. Also, reflect carefully upon your Module 1-3 Case Assignments and think about some major areas that you would like to improve upon for your own leadership development based on the self-assessments you have done so far in this class.
Once you have reviewed the background materials and gained a solid understanding about the main steps and challenges of action learning, write a 4- to 5-page paper addressing the following questions:
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