The paper gives a theoretical background to experiential learning and its importance in profession development of executives in the education sector. The paper also describes the introduction of experiential and action learning approach as a novel strategic paradigm at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Nigeria with active support from the British Council and other Civil Society Organizations .The Institute is charged with the responsibility of developing critical mass of educational planners and managers for the effective and efficient planning and management of the education system through capacity building, continuous training, research and consultancy. The paper recounts the Institute’s journey between 2003-2006 during which several successful executives training using the experiential learning approach were held. Evaluation data from participants are presented and lesson learned described. The paper also explores future avenues of development for the Institute.
|Keywords:||Leadership, Experiential Learning, Executive Professional Development Evaluation, Action Learning, Training|
Research and Training Fellow, Research and Training Department, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Ondo, Ondo, Nigeria
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