The 2013 conference on Work-Applied Learning (WAL) for Change showed how Work-Based Learning (WBL) and WAL results in individual and team learning, including organisational learning and change. The conference also showed the linkage between industry, research and education. This conference brought together leading practitioners and scholars who demonstrated the value of learning and application for change in organisations. The design of the conference provided an opportunity for participants to reflect on their own practices and organisational projects in the context of the concepts and real-life examples presented.
“Work-Applied Learning (WAL) incorporates the features of Work-Based Learning (WBL) and is grounded in a fused Action Research method and Action Learning process (ARAL). It is the addition of the ARAL approach which leads to not only individual learning by the managers and team learning, but also organisational learning, knowledge management and change, as managers and their teams, plan, act, observe, reflect, evaluate and validate their work-based projects through the action research cycles of WAL.”
Emeritus Professor Selva Abraham
Chairman of the Global Centre for Work-Applied Learning
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