action learning

learning by sharing real problems with others, as opposed to theoretical classroom learning. Action learning was introduced in the mid-1940s by Reg Revans, who expressed it as: Learning = Programmed knowledge + the ability to ask insightful Questions, or L = P + Q. The technique works best when people in small groups tackle real work-based problems with a view to solving them. Action learning differs from experiential learning, which can apply to an individual alone.

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  • action learning — UK US noun [U] ► HR a training process used by companies and organizations in which employees get into groups to study their own actions and experience in order to help them get better at their job: »The company reinforces formal training with… …   Financial and business terms

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