This comprehensive guide covers all aspects of action learning, one of the most widely used development methods in health, social and community care. The book addresses the theory and practice of action learning in these fields, and considers action learning as an adult educational ethos as well as a helpful tool. Based upon emerging experience, it identifies good practice in action learning and offers a wide range of resources to enable individuals and organisations extract maximum benefit from this approach.

Offering practical tips grounded in sound educational principles, this book is invaluable reading for all senior managers and professionals considering using action learning for leadership, management and organisation development purposes, including organisation development practitioners and action learning facilitators, and for medical and healthcare educators and their counterparts in social and community care looking for a general introduction to this growing field.

part 1|52 pages


part 2|90 pages


chapter 5|16 pages

Preparing for action learning

chapter 6|14 pages

Action learning sets

chapter 8|10 pages

The key skills

chapter 9|6 pages

Supporting, recording, ending

chapter 10|6 pages

Dealing with anxiety in action learning

chapter 11|8 pages

Facilitating action learning sets

chapter 13|10 pages

Evaluating action learning *

part 3|48 pages