Accelerated Learning: a Blended Action Learning

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This presentation "Accelerated Learning" introduced the concept of organizational learning and action learning. And provided a project case to show how to integrate action learning, web-based learning and classroom learning in corporate training and development program.

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  • 1. Excellence through Culture, Talent, and ChangeAccelerated LearningBlended Action Learningby Dr. Hora Tjitra & Daisy Zheng & Zhao DanHangzhou, November 2008

2. Excellence through Culture, Talent and Change Tjitra & associates is a management consultancy founded by Dr. Tjitra with offices in Hangzhou and Hong Kong. Our work focuses on the CULTURE, TALENT and CHANGE. In the last twelve years, Dr. Tjitra and his team have collected International project experiences at the global, regional and national level in the US, Europe and Asia with senior leaders from over forty countries. A team of multilingual psychologist are dedicated to strive for excellence and provide tailor-made service solutions. We devote ourselves in ensuring sustainable business results by understanding the exact needs and situation of our clients. Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-11 2 3. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeAgenda 1 Organizational Learning & Action Learning 4 2 Project Best Practice 8 3 About Us16 Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-113 4. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeOrganizational Learning& Action Learning Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-114 5. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeOrganizational LearningLearningThe process of acquiring knowledge, attitudes, or skills from study, instruction, or experience. ( Miller &Findlay 1996)OrganizationalLearningA learning organization actively creates, captures, transfers, and mobilizes knowledge to enable it to adapt to a changing environment.Individual Learning Organizational LearningInteraction among individualsAccelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-11 5 6. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeAction Learning Action learning is a method to generate learning from human interaction occurring as learners engage together inreal-time work problems. (Reg Revans, 1945) Action learning is a well-proven individual, collective and organizational development philosophy. (Peter Smith,Judy O'Neil,2003). In action learning:- programmed instruction is given- sponsors sanction a real live project- the participants apply their prior and new knowledge to the project- learn by taking time to reflect with their colleagues- facilitators help them make sense of their experiences in light of relevant theory L=P+QProgrammed instructionSpontaneous questioning Most action learning theorists consider the later to be the Material alreadycomponent that produces the most Apposite questioning, behavioral change. formulated, digested, and investigation, and presented typically experimentation through courseworkAccelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-11 6 7. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeKey Characteristics of Chinese Learner were Found in Empirical Studies In our literature review, we found some key studies about Chinese learner.Key wordsLiteratures Yee (1989), Martinsons & Martinsons (1996), Biggs (1994), Rote learning/ RepetitionDahlin & Watkins (2000)Passive learning/Lack of participation Chow (1995), Scollon and Scollon (1994), Chan (1999), in classroom activitiesBiggs (1994) Jin & Cortazzi (1998), Biggs (1994), Chan & Watkins Chinese-style group work (1994), Tang (1996) Extrinsic motivation Watkins & Biggs (1996), Salili (1996) Exam orientedGao & Watkins (2000) Teacher/trainer-centered Kirkbrede & Tang (1992), Biggs (1998) Authority relationship betweenGinsberg (1992), Chan (1999), Pratt (1999) teachers and students Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-117 8. Excellence through Culture, Talent and Change Project Best Practice Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-11 8 9. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeInduction Training Program for Potential Academician BACKGROUNDIn order to accelerate young Chinese academicians learning process and prepare themto work more effectively in international working environment, an accelerationdevelopment project was designed, executed and evaluated:- Action learning task simulation - Building a website providing useful information for foreigners inChina (Group work)- Task relevant skills need to be trained - Speed reading, time management, teamwork, effectivecommunication, conflict management, software learning, etc.- Participant - Young academicians from one of the top universities in ChinaOBJECTIVE Exploring a training procedure which aims at developing students active learning with multiple channels. EXPECTED RESULT- Helping learners to find out effective learning methods, media, and styles, which facilitates learning efficiency - Increasing learners ability of Learning by Doing, which bridges knowledge to application effectively - Exploring practical product for developing learning organization employees successfully- Selecting 4 young researchers out of 20 candidates to become the team member Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-119 10. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeParticipants and Selection ProcessAccelerated FinalRecruitmentSelection LearningEvaluation AssessmentTraining Assess the performance Group Discussion Training include selfof the 4-month trainingdevelopment, academicand the action project Marketing Group discussion about a topic, make a finalknowledge, soft skills Introduce the team and the ongoing and closedconclusion projects Individual talkPractice Individual talk withInterview Practice the obtainedsupervisor for learningknowledge by doing the balance and future planOnline Application Self-introduction with slides and answering real tasks Applicants should fill out questions an online application web page 6020 8 4 Participants Screening Process (candidates number) Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-11 10 11. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeStructure and Characteristic of Accelerated Learning Knowledge utilizationAction Learning A real business challenge isused as the content. Participants work with others, inteams, and learn from each other. Put the acquired knowledge intopractice in the suitable way. AcceleratedKnowledge acquisition LearningKnowledge optimization Classroom Learning Web-based Learning Participants learn from trainers by Reflect on periodical tasks and the attending lectures.whole process. Group discussion helps the Learn from forum based reflections participants structure the knowledge.by other members. Face-to-face feedback from Found a sustainable knowledge classmates and trainer.database by organizing reflections Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-1111 12. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeA Four-month Accelerated Learning Design Speed Reading Know methods of speed readingAudio bookBe able to read more and learn more Build English reading efficiencySoftware practice (4 months)Time Management Make reasonable plan and implement Have a well control over time Audio book Handle tasks with high time pressureScientific Presentation Make beautiful slides and logical speech Communicate idea efficiently Read a book Audio book Report the exact work resultCross-cultural Psychology Understand research topics in team Form the sensitivity of cultureRead the bookPresentation (2 persons) Provide knowledge base Web-construction Project Use obtained skills and knowledge Cooperate with and learn from teammatesLearn from the project process Web-based LearningClassroom LearningAction LearningAccelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-11 12 13. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeSample Training Module: Time Management TrainingTime Management Classroom learning Web-based learningAction learningPresentationDiscussion Audio Book Project Goal setting Goal setting Coveys priority matrix Coveys priority matrix High time pressure ABC priority system ABC priority system High self To-do listWeekly plan To-do listindependence Weekly plan Weekly plan Daily plan Daily plan Lakeins theory Lakeins theory Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-1113 14. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeSample Training Module: Presentation Training Presentation Classroom learningWeb-based learning Action learningPresentation Practice Audio BookProject 101 Highly Effective Speaker Scientific presentation To command attentions High time pressure SpeechPresentation on To control fear High self one chapter ofindependence Structurecross-cultural To build credibility Visual aids psychology To prepare like a pro Delivery To close with power To sharpen delivery Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-1114 15. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeParticipants Show Significant Progress after Accelerated Learning Project Know oneself The most exciting fact, at least to me, is that I know myself better than before: my strength,my weakness; what I can improve, what I should keep, and what I could manage.Deal with teammates I cared not enough about "human"! That's a big problem! So, this is very important I know my team members better For me, the most important experience is how to deal with the quarrel Deal with the job never say any word that may diminish our confidence at the critical moment. A clear evaluation of our the whole situation, instead of dreaming of the good outcomes,will help us to perfect our website. We checked every points, and do our best to meet demands.Learn from others the [other groups] plan was more detailed and I appreciated them [the other group] inthat they could keep to the plan and had reflection on what they had done.Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-11 15 16. Excellence through Culture, Talent and Change About Us Accelerated Learning_v1.0/2008-1116 17. Excellence through Culture, Talent and ChangeConsultant Profile - Hora Tjitra, Ph.D. Professional Background Dr. Tjitra has performed international management consultancy, training, assessment, coaching and research in Asia and Europe. His working areas are focused on intercultural management as well as human resource, organizational and strategic development. Prior coming to China, he used to live and work in Germany for fo