Action learning comes of age ‐ part 4: where and when?

John Lawson (University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK)
Liz Beaty (University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK)
Tom Bourner (University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK)
Suzanne O’ Hara (University of Brighton, East Sussex, UK)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Publication date: 1 August 1997


The last in a series of four articles that seeks to answer questions about the domains of applicability of action learning. Aims to reach some conclusions about where and when action learning is most appropriate. The authors reflect on their own experience as action learning participants and set advisers to identify the conditions which best support action learning. Offers suggestions for those people who may be considering setting up action learning sets within their own organization. Concludes that action learning works best when the prevailing organizational culture is congruent with that of the action learning sets.



Lawson, J., Beaty, L., Bourner, T. and O’ Hara, S. (1997), "Action learning comes of age ‐ part 4: where and when?", Education + Training, Vol. 39 No. 6, pp. 225-229.

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