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ERIC Number: EJ863523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 114
ISSN: ISSN-1534-4843
Action Learning Research: A Systematic Review and Conceptual Framework
Cho, Yonjoo; Egan, Toby Marshall
Human Resource Development Review, v8 n4 p431-462 2009
Despite considerable interest in action learning, no systematic investigation of action learning literature has been reported. Two purposes of this study are (a) to systematically access and examine recent empirical studies on action learning and related themes using Garrard's Matrix Method for reviewing literature (the review of the literature covered an 8-year period from 2000 to 2007; 50 studies have been selected based on the search criteria) and (b) based on Revans's proposition regarding the need for a conceptual and practical balance between action and learning, to categorize empirical studies into action-oriented, learning-oriented, and balanced action learning. Studies selected from the systematic literature review process are highlighted, and Revans's balance issue and the quality of select studies are discussed. A conceptual framework for the future studies of action learning, key concluding themes, and the limitations of the study are also articulated. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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