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Elliott, Tish; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
If everyone is contributing, if action learning involves collective learning, then new knowledge is created through a collaborative process. This is not expert knowledge and no 'one truth' is produced, this is a collective knowledge arising from a common purpose and a shared quest. Such knowledge continues to evolve without the intention to fix or…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Sanyal, Chandana – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper explores the practice of action learning (AL) facilitation in supporting AL set members to address their 'messy' problems through a self-reflexive approach using the concept of 'living theory' [Whitehead, J., and J. McNiff. 2006. "Action Research Living Theory." London: Sage]. The facilitation practice is investigated through…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Investigations, Educational Theories
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OFarrell, Jack – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This account relates my experiences as facilitator of an action learning set on a DBA cohort comprising international students and myself. It outlines the reasons for my selection as facilitator and describes my initial expectations and assumptions of action learning. I chart the difficulty in separating the 'what' of my own research from the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Cohort Analysis, Foreign Students
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Bourner, Tom; Brook, Cheryl; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This article concerns the origins of the idea of action learning, especially the claim by Revans that his Memorandum on "The Entry of Girls into the Nursing Profession" in Essex hospitals written in 1938 was the first step in the development of action learning. Whilst Revans repeatedly made this claim, there is no evidence in the actual…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Position Papers, Nursing Education, Training Methods
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Aspinwall, Kath; Pedler, Mike; Radcliff, Phil – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper presents a case study based on the evaluation of the two VAL (virtual action learning) sets. We report participants learning both leadership and the VAL process based on the basis of telephone interviews. We conclude that what is learned about leadership is connected with how learning takes place and suggest that the content and process…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Case Studies
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Ramsey, Caroline – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Reflective Practice has been dominated for the last 25 years by an experiential school as typified by Kolb (1984. "Experiential Learning." Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall). This paper suggests that there are significant problems with an approach to considering futures that is based on 'knowledge' of the past, identification of ongoing…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Poetry, Teaching Methods, Metacognition
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Hale, Richard; Norgate, Carolyn; Traeger, James – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The authors review the Organisational Development and Design (OD&D) capability building programmes they have facilitated in the UK Civil Service and consider the learning and impact which they have had at an individual and organisational level. These programmes have been delivered to over 350 professional civil servants across a broad range of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Organizational Development, Government Employees, Foreign Countries
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Englisch, Gido – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This article attempts to build a cross-reference between a Doctoral program in Business and Administration (DBA) and the concept of 'Action Learning' made known within this programme, while also highlighting the relevance for 'Action Learning' in the authors professional daily life. The experiences made during the studies, when the concept of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning, Consultants
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Antonacopoulou, Elena – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper presents a fresh conceptualisation of critical action learning by energising critique in action and in learning, embedding this as integral to Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The criticality that action learning promotes could be most impactful, in fostering a mode of learning -- "Learning in Crisis" -- that…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Criticism, Models
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Eaton, Andrew D.; Ibáñez-Carrasco, Francisco; Craig, Shelley L.; Chan Carusone, Soo; Montess, Michael; Wells, Gordon A.; Ginocchio, Galo F. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Peer researchers (PRs) are research team members who share traits (e.g. gender, age, sexual orientation, diagnosis, income, housing situation, etc.) with study participants. Participatory methods and some fields (e.g. HIV/AIDS) expect PRs to be equitably involved in a project. Moreover, in Canada, there is a current impetus to include 'the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Researchers, Peer Relationship, Training
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Burger, Ulrike; Trehan, Kiran – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Action learning is extending its reach internationally and is increasingly used in distinct cultural settings. This paper explores action learning in an African context and examines how action learning as a cultural product is biased towards Western values and practices. We draw attention to the political, cultural and social encounters of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Educational History
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Chesterman, Danny; Bray, Malcolm – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The practice of Social Prescribing as a means of enabling improved quality of life, especially those with long term conditions, is still a 'work in progress'. Using appreciative action research methods, practitioners involved in commissioning or providing social prescription services can learn important lessons from the experience of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Well Being, Quality of Life, Experiential Learning
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Coghlan, David; Coughlan, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This article explores how Revan's praxeology and learning formula act as the foundation for the authors' enactment of the scholarship of their teaching practice. Linking to accreditation requirement of assurance of learning the authors describe two undergraduate courses that they teach and reflect on how Revan's praxeology of systems…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Educational Practices
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Hartog, Mary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper explores what it means to research one's own practice, drawing on my experience as an educational action researcher and creating a "living theory thesis". I begin by identifying key theories that inform my approach, exploring how scholarship in the form of self-study is viewed as a discipline, addressing issues of rigour and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Improvement, Scholarship
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Ellwood, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The starting assumption of this paper is that the management scholar-practitioner does not exist as a stable distinct category. Rather, scholarly practice may be better understood as the on-going entanglements between scholarly insight and practitioner knowledge. The learning that occurs when practitioners transition to scholarly-practititioners…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Organizational Change, Change Strategies, Learning Processes
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