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Boak, George; Gold, Jeff; Devins, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to examine the role played by action learning in a collaborative action research project to alleviate poverty in a city region in the UK. Researchers from two universities worked with 12 large anchor organisations to investigate procurement and employment practices that positively impacted inclusive growth within the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Poverty, Foreign Countries
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Boak, George; Watt, Peter; Gold, Jeff; Devins, David; Garvey, Robert – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper contributes to an understanding of the processes by which organisational actors learn how to affect positive and sustainable social change in their local region through action learning, action research and appreciative inquiry. The paper is based on a critically reflective account of key findings from an ongoing action research project,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Social Change, Sustainability, Action Research
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Boak, George – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper is based on a study of learning processes within 35 healthcare therapy teams that took action to improve their services. The published research on team learning is introduced, and the paper suggests it is an activity that has similarities with action research and with those forms of action learning where teams address collective…
Descriptors: Health Services, Learning Processes, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Boak, George – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
This paper is based on the experience of incorporating action learning within a Master's degree programme over a period of 14 years. The MA in Leading Innovation and Change was launched in 1995. It was first developed, and subsequently delivered, by a small group of staff working collaboratively across organisational boundaries. It is currently…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Masters Degrees, Innovation, Administrator Education