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Chris Watkins explores how using Appreciative Inquiry can ensure a focus on learning.
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When the dominant culture is not clearly focussing and not sufficiently geared towards learning, Appreciative Inquiry (Hammond 2013) is an effective approach. Originally an organization development strategy, Appreciative Inquiry utilises a social process of inquiry and joint discovery. Carried out by organizational members themselves, through face-to face interviews, the process legitimized everyone’s curiosity about what works for self and others and allows the unveiling of each other’s peak experiences. It operates on the following four principles:

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