Experientially-Based Executive Learning: Early Experiences at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Nigeria

By J.B. Fadokun.

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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

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp.233-242. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 581.076KB).

J.B. Fadokun

Research and Training Fellow, Research and Training Department, National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Ondo, Ondo, Nigeria

James Banji Fadokun is a Research and Training Fellow at the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, Nigeria. He is a consultant and professional trainer at several national and international seminars on Education Management, HIV/AIDS issues. He has been involved in many researches on education at the national level in Nigeria. He is the Project Coordinator of ‘Accelerating the Education Sector Response to HIV/AIDS in Nigeria, which is capacity building efforts supported by the Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria, UNAIDS Inter Agency Task Team for Education and the Partnership for Child Development, Imperial College of Medicine ,United Kingdom. His areas of specialization are Higher education management, Human Resources Management, Gender and HIV/AIDS issues.


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