Appreciative Reflective Teams as a Method of Practice-based Learning

Research Review and Notes

September 2020
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This article presents a new method of developing and implementing ongoing research related to the SMART adolescence program in Norway, which those involved call ‘Appreciative Reflective Teams’. Twelve co-researchers from eight services for children and adolescents used work by Tom Andersen to develop a collaborative research method, aimed at fostering professional and ethical practice-based learning in and across the services.


Author: Bjørn Hauger

Bjørn Hauger is a sociologist and associate of the TAOS Insitute. He has been an initiator and driving force behind introducing and developing Appreciative Inquiry as an approach for organizational development and working with children in Norway. He has written several books and articles on this topic based on his experiences.


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