What is Action-reflection learning (ARL)?

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A practice which helps one to become a better learner through reflection, assumption testing, and question asking by solving real business problems.

what is action-reflection learning or ARL

Definition of Action-reflection learning

A practice which helps one to become a better learner through reflection, assumption testing, and question asking by solving real business problems. It's generally done in a small group with a team approach where members equally contribute and learn/teach each other. Action-reflection is a process of continuous learning.

10 principles of Action-reflection learning process

  • Tacit knowledge
  • Reflection
  • Repetition and reinforcement
  • Uncovering, adapting and building new models
  • Social learning
  • Facilitated learning
  • Relevance
  • Integration
  • Self-awareness
  • Systematic understanding and practice

Reflection in action vs reflection on action

The two terms describe two different approaches to a problem. While the reflection in action refers to the idea that at any given moment, one can ''think on ones feet'' to resolve the issue, reflection on action refers to one's effort of trying to make sense of the experience after it had occurred.

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