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ERIC Number: EJ817907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
Where's the Action? The Concept of Action in Action Learning
Ashton, Sam
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v3 n1 p5-29 Apr 2006
The purpose of action learning is to learn through devising solutions and strategies in response to problems and implementing them through deliberative action. To understand the relation between action and learning, learners and facilitators need sufficient understanding of both concepts, but they are handicapped by lack of adequate theory and suitable analytical frameworks. Opening up the subject of action, therefore, should provide a firmer basis for the exploration and study of collaborative learning, facilitate the study of action learning sets-as-systems, and aid the design, implementation of projects, research, and related activities. This paper seeks to "open things up" by exploring the concept of action and related concepts in action learning. It also seeks to identify a basis for an analytical framework within which to pursue such studies more systematically. It ends with a summary of major points and a number of conclusions. (Contains 7 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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