Action learning is a team-based approach to professional development that addresses real and immediate problems. The approach was developed for workplace learning and is now being used more widely. Its aims are to improve existing skills and to solve problems that are significant to those taking part. Learners work in small groups with a trained facilitator. The groups contain a diverse set of people with different interests and experiences. Each learner introduces a problem or issue of concern. By meeting regularly and sharing different perspectives, group members find and apply solutions. In order to do this, they ask questions, share experiences, and reflect on their actions.