Trends and Issues in Action Learning Practice
Lessons from South Korea
Published December 18th 2012 by Routledge – 156 pages
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.