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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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Wells, Carol; Animashaun, Ikedola; Gibb, Anneliese – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) is employer-led and provides a programme to support and assess newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) working with children and families and adults during their first year of employment. Action learning was brought into Cambridgeshire County Councils ASYE programme as a 12-month pilot from…
Descriptors: Social Work, Experiential Learning, Caseworkers, Program Descriptions
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Robertson, Jane; Bell, Diane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL), as a learning philosophy that attempts to create real value for business is often used by executive education providers in their management development programmes. As the action learning facilitator, I found that the learning that took place during such a management development programme resulted in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Philosophy, Management Development, Stress Variables
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Luckman, Elizabeth A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This account of practice examines the implementation of and reactions to action learning through the Lean methodology in a unique, cross-cultural context. I review my time spent as a Lean coach; engaging with, training, and using action learning with employees in a garment manufacturing facility located in Bali, Indonesia. This research addresses…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cross Cultural Studies, Manufacturing, Foreign Countries
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Wood, Lesley; Louw, Ina; Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
As supervisors who advocate the transformational potential of research both to generate theory and practical and emancipatory outcomes, we practice participatory action learning and action research (PALAR). This paper offers an illustrative case of how supervision practices based on action learning can foster emancipatory and lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Action Research, Experiential Learning, Lifelong Learning, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Warwick, Rob; McCray, Janet; Board, Douglas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This paper considers the logic of practice of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu in relation to critical action learning: in particular "habitus" which is co-created with field and the interplay amongst the two in the form of misrecognition and risk. We draw on interviews with participants who have experienced action learning as part…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Risk, Leadership Training, Work Environment
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Horváth, Miklós – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This article argues that action learning has been incorporated into the Chinese administrative system because of a functional need for Western learning technology. This finding contrasts with those presented in the existing literature, which assert that Western practices have only been partially implemented, if implemented at all, because they…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Governance, Political Attitudes, Social Systems
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Cother, Genevieve; Cother, Robert F. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Business Action Learning Tasmania's (BALT) mission is self-reliant industry development, with diverse companies co-operating to improve their profitability, develop their people and grow the local economy. This is achieved through collaborative action learning, with companies working together on projects of vital importance and sharing the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Economic Development
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Remneland Wikhamn, Björn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This paper will critically examine how the two influential pedagogical approaches of action-based learning and constructive alignment relate to each other, and how they may differ in focus and basic assumptions. From the outset, they are based on similar underpinnings, with the student and the learning outcomes in the center. Drawing from…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Alignment (Education), Masters Programs, Business Administration Education
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O'Leary, Denise; Coughlan, Paul; Rigg, Clare; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Case studies are a useful means of capturing and sharing experiential knowledge by allowing researchers to explore the social, organisational and political contexts of a specific case. Although accounts of action learning are often reported using a case study approach, it is not common to see individual case studies being used as a learning…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Small Businesses, International Programs
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Penney, Wendy; Meyer, Julienne; Cash, Penny; Clinnick, Lisa; Martin, Louise – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The implementation of action learning workshops in three nursing homes in rural Victoria, Australia has been critical in the re-visioning of how care can be enhanced for residents. The workshops were designed with the intent of improving quality of care for residents by providing health care staff with opportunities to learn together and effect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Nursing Homes, Older Adults
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