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Alternatively, we go on a course, only to find that much of what we hear is only of marginal relevance to our own circumstances. Or we are told so much, we simply forget whole chunks of it – remembering only bits that are relevant today, and not knowing what may be relevant tomorrow, but by that time it’s too late, for the lecture was today. Or, worse still, we don’t fully follow or understand what we’ve been told, but there is no chance to stop, examine it, ask questions and try to understand.
Every problem tackled adds to that experience and from it he/she acquires a new mix of experience to take forward into the future. By sharing problems with others ... every manager can use their experience and their perception to enlarge their own experience and enrich their learning. (David Sutton, unpublished paper) Revans also writes: ‘Action learning suggests that we may best master whatsoever unknown challenge appears, by working with others who seek to triumph in the same way’, and goes on to say that this is the prime reason why ‘programmes should be collectively designed and launched by those who hope to profit from them’.
On the whole our education system has not been based upon this principle. The method has been pioneered in work organisations and has three main components: people who accept responsibility for taking action on a particular issue; problems, or the task that people set themselves; and a set of six or so colleagues who support and challenge each other to make progress on problems. Action learning implies both self-development and organisation development. (Pedler 1997) 27 ACTION LEARNING A manager’s tools are knowledge, skills and an accumulation of years of thinking, acting and discovery.