By Helle Plauborg, Jytte Winther Andersen & Martin Bayer
This book is about developing teaching through ongoing experimentation with, observation of, and reflection upon concrete teaching situations. It presents a method which has the aim of tackling the complex challenges involved in organizing learning processes for others. This method’s foundation is the collective exploration of teaching within teaching teams: how does it unfold? Why does it unfold in the way it does? How can it be developed? The focus in action learning is on creating practice-based knowledge about and experience with the development of teaching.
The book contains a description of how action learning processes can be conducted, and a presentation of teachers’ experiences with implementing action learning processes. In this way, we hope the reader will be given a balanced insight into what action learning can and cannot offer.
The book is intended to be usable as a guide for practitioners and others interested in creating a learning environment within pedagogical practice and in ensuring this is firmly grounded in knowledge. As such, the book is addressed to schoolteachers, teachers at teacher training colleges, student teachers, educational consultants, and others with an interest in the development of pedagogical practice.