What is Action Learning?

Action learning has been respected as a simple but powerful form of personal and professional development since its introduction by Professor Reg Revans in the mid twentieth century. It is a method of collaborative learning where a small group of learners (an 'action learning set') meet regularly to reflect on real work issues. Its basic philosophy is that the most effective learning takes place when we are faced with a real problem to solve. It is a form of collaborative learning characterised by mutual support, commitment to learning and action to address problems and openness to learning from actions.