Action Learning in Health, Social and Community Care: Principles, Practices and Resources

John Edmonstone

© 2018 - CRC Press
Published September 12, 2017
Reference - 197 Pages
ISBN 9781138035591 - CAT# K31735

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• Targets specifically the application of action learning in the health, social and community care sectors

• Practical guidance supported by underpinning theory

• Short vignettes and case studies provide 'real life' examples of the value of this approach

• Internationally relevant and applicable

• Author brings extensive personal experience of leadership, education and management in public services in the UK and beyond


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.