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ABC of Action Learning

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Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Editor's note; The characteristic assumptions of action learning; Essential logistics; The characteristics of the manager; The influence of top management; The philosophy of action learning; What action learning is not; Some experiences of launching action learning; The enterprise as a learning system; Annotated bibliography; Further information; Index.

About the Author

Reg Revans was the father of Action Learning. He developed many of his early ideas around learning at the National Coal Board before joining Manchester University and then moving to Belgium before returning to the UK in later life. His ideas on learning have since been developed further by The Revans Centre for Learning and Research at Manchester Business School and there are now Action Learning networks and associations all around the world.


'This book is full of rich insights...The ABC of Action Learning contains much good advice on the practical models for launching action learning programs, as well as useful case studies in practice. At times, Revans' philosophical writing style demands that we dig for the key insights being communicated. But the reader is well rewarded. The re-publication of this book could not come at a better time. More than ever, people need to remain open to new learning as a means of dealing with constant change.' - Gareth Morgan and Jean Adams, Action Learning Research and Practice

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