Unlearning, critical action learning and wicked problems

Mike Pedler, Shih wei Hsu

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This paper explores the idea of unlearning in Critical Action Learning (CAL) as applied to the wicked problems of organisations and societies. It draws on data and ideas developed during a research project conducted for Skills for Care by Pedler, Abbott, Brook and Burgoyne (Skills for Care 2014) and from experiences on development programmes for social workers on action learning facilitation in 2012 and 2013 with Christine Abbott of the Centre for Action Learning Facilitation (C-ALF).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)296-310
Number of pages15
JournalAction Learning: Research and Practice
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2014


  • action learning
  • social work
  • unlearning
  • wicked problems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Business, Management and Accounting (all)


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