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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2010) An exploratory evaluation of an action learning set within a mental health service.
In the operating department this may involve an action learning set being set up to solve different problems.
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.
For example, it is not unusual for an action learning set to founder because participants have a relatively clear understanding of the problem(s) they are charged to action (strong focus), adequate interpersonal skills and resources to carry out the actions (moderate capability), but no belief in the method or incentive to follow the method through (low will).
In an action learning set, the facilitator might start by having this executive, call him Joe, describe the project and anticipated intervention in clinical detail.
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.
For example, in 1991 Revans wrote: "If, as will at times occur, any particular member of an action learning set recognizes that he has need of technical instruction programmed knowledge, he may make such arrangements as he can to acquire it.
Tenders are invited for Psychology Service to Support Housing Services Staff and Development of an Action Learning Set.
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.
Each set will consist of 4-6 training participants-The external facilitator(s) will brief participants as to how to contribute successfully in their action learning set
Sion & diversity strategy together with our existing approach to management development featuring coaching as a leadership style, action learning sets, emotional intelligence and self-reflection to build personal/team resilience; and provide different approaches to learning across the programme.
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