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ERIC Number: EJ832651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7333
Launch of Revans Academy for Action Learning and Research: Manchester Business School November 26, 2008
Clark, Elaine
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v6 n1 p101-103 Mar 2009
This article reports on the launching of the Revans Academy for Action Learning and Research at Manchester Business School on 26 November 2008. The goal of the Academy is to foster the development of action learning as a unifying framework within Manchester Business School. Its goal is to provide a hub for dialogue, collaboration, exploitation and innovation in the field of action learning, and to work with colleagues from across the realms of education and business to secure innovative teaching, pioneering research and organisational improvement learning. There is, of course, a certain irony in this event, since in 1965 Reg Revans resigned his chair at the University of Manchester amidst negotiations over the new "Manchester Business School". This recent inauguration sought to reconcile some of the tensions that had preceded Revans' resignation by seeking to embrace, and connect, a wide array of renowned speakers from across both sides of the theory/practice divide and an audience inclusive of members from various nations, occupations and interests. The day built on this diversity and inclusivity by exploring action learning and its relationship to both change on multiple levels and to allied developmental approaches, including appreciative inquiry, strategic management and leadership.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Manchester)