What it’s about
What’s the difference between a puzzle and a problem? According to Revans, there is an existing solution to a puzzle and it simply needs to be found. There is no existing solution to a problem. The solution has to be worked out by a process of inquiry that begins at a point where one does not know what to do next and expertise is no help. Action learning expounds that process and offers an alternative method of learning to the traditional one which is based on programmed knowledge instead of encouraging students to ask questions and roam widely around a subject.