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Trends and Issues in Action Learning Practice Lessons from South Korea

By Yonjoo Cho, Hyeon-Cheol Bong Copyright 2013
    186 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Dynamic workplaces demand continuous employee learning and development to keep up with current and effective organizational contexts. Action learning is among the most widely used and effective interventions for leadership and organizational development around the world. This timely book provides readers with the first comprehensive account of the history and evolution of action learning in South Korea, informing practitioners and researchers on the best practices of action learning and how they can be modified to fit different cultural contexts.

    Unlike most literature on action learning, which focuses on implementation strategies in Western contexts, Trends and Issues in Action Learning Practice details a uniquely Korean perspective. South Korean companies engage actively in action learning programs as a tool for leadership and organization development, helping them adapt to global markets and a rapidly changing management environment. Key success factors from twenty years of South Korean action learning, presented through representative case studies and research conducted by both academics and professionals, highlight the importance of culture in action learning and provides readers with insights and advice for future international research and practice.

    Part I History of Action Learning

    Chapter 1 Twenty Years of Action Learning

    Chapter 2 Korea Action Learning Association

    Part II Action Learning Practice

    Chapter 3 Two Types of Action Learning

    Chapter 4 Action Learning for Leadership Development

    Chapter 5 Action Learning for Organization Development

    Chapter 6 Key Success Factors

    Part III Action Learning Process

    Chapter 7 Team Selection and Management

    Chapter 8 Sponsors, Project Selection, and Project Definition

    Chapter 9 Learning Coaches

    Chapter 10 Action Learning Process

    Part IV Trends and Issues

    Chapter 11 Balance Issue

    Chapter 12 Future Directions


    Yonjoo Cho is Assistant Professor of Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University at Bloomington, USA.

    Hyeon-Cheol Bong is Professor of Business Administration at Chonbuk National University, Jeonju, and President of the Korea Action Learning Association (KALA), South Korea.