Action Learning: Images and Pathways covers the essentials of action learning with a depth and breadth not found in other books. It returns to the fundamentals and most
powerful aspects of action learning. It is not a book of theory, but rather of practice. Application of action learning in a variety of settings is explored, with guides to program design and how-to information. The book's reach extends beyond the large corporations, encompassing action learning in small businesses, community colleges, and new economy businesses involving the Internet. It is a must read for anyone looking for inside information in the designing and fielding of successful
action learning programs.
"In Chapter 8 the authors summarize their thoughts on action learning and their recommendations to educators and human resource development specialists. Much of their summary is displayed in charts and bulleted lists,
making the final chapter especially useful…Others will appreciate as I do, the inspiration that the authors provide and will decide to use this book as the basis for designing their own action-learning programs." -- Joseph J. Moran, Buffalo State College, Adult Learning, Winter 2002
"What I found really refreshing about this book were some of the honest illustrations of action learning when compared to some of the more 'idealistic' books thus far produced…Dilworth and
Willis's book has filled a niche in the action learning literature. It is a departure from the descriptive and prescriptive texts of the early literature as it offers some new theory for practitioners in the form or models and taxonomies. It is more pragmatic in the way in which it deals with some of the realities of managing action learning programmes which will be useful to experienced and novice facilitators alike. Its major contribution though, is in identifying the different domains that
illustrate the universal principles of action learning." -- Craig Johnson, Action Learning: Research and Practice, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 2004