action learning set

action learning set

A group of peers or students who meet for sessions over a period of time, often with a facilitator, to help each other identify learning needs, reflect on and learn from issues that they each face at work.

Mentoring
Regular, confidential one-to-one sessions over a period of time with someone who usually is more experienced in one’s field of work. A way of helping another understand more fully, and learn more comprehensively from, his or her day to day experience.

Job Swaps or Shadowing
An opportunity to either take on the job of someone else for the day, or to follow him or her through his or her working day—either someone in a similar role in another setting, or someone doing something completely different.

Work Placement
A placement on work premises in which the individual carries out specific tasks and duties more or less as an employee would, but with the emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience.
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The methods used for evaluation were: semi-structured interviews, a review of case records, a postal survey of practitioners, an action learning set and consultation with an expert group.
This resource can be used individually by the students but is best used in an action learning set to generate wider discussion and consider how the differing theories are applied and how they inform health visiting practice.
The programme involved the allocation of a preceptor to each newly qualified health visitor/school nurse and attendance at an action learning set for a minimum of six sessions during the period October 2011 to March 2012.
This might, for example, be a peer network, an action learning set, a coach or a more informal kind of one-to-one reflective discussion.
2010) An exploratory evaluation of an action learning set within a mental health service.
Then participants were split into groups of about seven-strong and spent half a day a month for the next six months focussing on individual leadership issues during facilitated action learning sets.
fellow students, participated in action learning sets and dialogues, and
In the Transformational Change Programme small groups from PCTs meet in facilitated Action Learning Sets, keeping each other focused on critical challenges, as they develop major initiatives like this one.
Designed to provide an entry point for aspiring senior managers and leaders, the programme comprises a series of residential sessions focusing on case studies interspersed with action learning sets, and is delivered over a nine-month period.
Figure 1 Views about the most effective ways to learn % On-the-job training 41 Formal training 21 The experience of work itself 15 Coaching/mentoring 10 Informal help from others 7 Other 4 e-learning 2 Self-study in own time 1 Figure 2 Expected changes in organisations' use of learning methods in the next few years % increase % decrease % stay the same Coaching by line managers 73 27 0 e-learning 67 32 1 Mentoring, buddying 60 39 1 Internal knowledge- 56 42 1 sharing events Job rotation, 53 46 1 secondment, shadowing On-the-job training 36 62 1 Action learning sets 36 62 2 Coaching by external 29 64 7 practitioners
During the eight weeks between the workshops, delegates were also asked to identify a problem for the action learning sets scheduled for Day 3 of the programme.
What is clear from the entries that we've received this year is that many of you are embarking upon exciting and varied projects in your organisations, using a broad spectrum of tools and techniques, particularly coaching, action learning sets and instructor-led sessions.
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