In this program you will plan out an action learning project. Your project is to devise an Action Learning Program that you will facilitate as professional development for a group of your colleagues at school or in your professional association.
We will adopt a model of Action Learning that involves a cycle of four processes:
Explore – learn things so you have capacity to address issues and problems, gaps and strengths
Plan – decide what to do with your knowledge and plan to try new ideas out
Act- undertake some activities in a classroom trying out ideas or alternatively try out ideas in your professional community
Reflect – with others, undertake professional reflection and work out what to do next and learn next.
To plan a project like this, we will support you while you undertake the following steps:
Planning and advertising campaign.
Working out what the core learnings (essential knowledge) are and if will you use them.
Work out what electives (other knowledge ) are useful.
Mentoring folks to construct a significant project.
Orientation program reflecting decisions of what is core and general nature of input sessions and facilitate the action learning cycles.
Using the action learning cycle, explore -plan - act - reflect, over several cycles with potential further input sessions – core learning and electives:
Construct action learning sets agenda and processes.
Use Learning Journals.
Use Learning Buddies.
Celebration, sharing and reporting activities.
Click the title to view/download the document Action Learning Plan master (49 K) - Type: MS Word file Planning tool for the detail of your personal Action Learning project.
Desired state chart (25 K) - Type: MS Word file Planning tool that includes the current state, the desired state, a timeline and the actions to achieve desired state.
Matching strategies to purposes (35 K) - Type: MS Word file A tool to help identify strategies according to the prof dev key - awareness raising, obtaining buy in, mainstreaming practice, celebration.
Project clarification tool (23 K) - Type: MS Word file Set of questions to help clarify your Action Learning Project intentions and needs. Based on a protocol from
Scott, Susan. Fierce Conversations, Achieving Success at Work and in Life, One Conversation at a Time. Berkley Pub Group. ISBN 0425193373
Timeline calendar sample (45 K) - Type: MS Word file Sample of a calendar for timelining your Action Learning Program and then used a planning tool by particpants to timeline their projects.