Action Learning's Good Company: The Action Modalities
ACTION LEARNING IN PRACTICE: FOURTH EDITION, Chapter 30, Mike Pedler, ed., Henley Buiness School, 2012
25 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2011
Date Written: January 1, 2012
This chapter introduces readers to the broader network of strategies to which action learning may be considered an important hub. For very pragmatic purposes, action learning, according to the author, needs to link with its natural cousins, referred to as ‘action modalities.’ After providing a historical background, seven of these modalities are described followed by an accounting of their differences, and most importantly, their commonalities. Given the latter, there is justification in calling for more collaborative endeavors to unite on behalf of projects in the domain of democratic social change.
Keywords: action learning, action research, participatory research, action science, tacit knowledge, reflection
JEL Classification: D83, I21, J24, M12, M53, M54
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