action learning set
action learning setA 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.
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.
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.