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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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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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Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The case for the notion of action learning research has been posed and explored in several publications over the past few years. There is no tradition within action learning of understanding it as an approach to research. Within some academic circles, there has been a focus on the "action turn," the development of the notion of actionable…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Epistemology, Meetings
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Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
In Revans' learning formula, L = P + Q, Q represents "questioning insight", by which Revans means that insight comes out of the process of questioning programmed knowledge (P) in the light of experience. We typically focus on the content of an insight rather than on the act of insight. Drawing primarily on the work of Bernard Lonergan this paper…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Intuition, Scientific Methodology, Cognitive Processes
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Roberts, Cynthia; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
Drawing on their experience in a Midwest healthcare system, the authors propose a model of leadership development through action learning that embraces "concentric collaboration" at its core. The present study suggests that the process of concentric collaboration can serve to strengthen the skills of the individual leader as well as…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning, Cooperation, Organizational Change
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Coghlan, David; Coughlan, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
The philosophical foundations of action learning research have not received a great deal of attention. In the context of action learning postgraduate and professional programmes in universities, articulation of a philosophy of action learning research seems timely and appropriate. This article explores a philosophy of action learning research,…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Experiential Learning, Universities, Professional Development
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This article brings together the fields of action learning and operations strategy. It presents a case of action learning focused on strategic operations improvement in the extended manufacturing enterprise. As the third article in the set of explorations in this journal within the fields of action learning, operations strategy and collaborative…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Operations Research
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
The application of action learning in inter-organizational settings is largely undeveloped. This article presents a description of and reflection on an action learning approach to enabling collaborative improvement in the extended manufacturing enterprise. The article focuses in particular on implementing the action learning approach. However, the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Guidelines, Organizational Development, Administrators
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Coghlan, David; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2006
In qualification programmes based on action learning, there has hitherto been little articulation of what is particular to research dissertations undertaken in an action learning mode. This article addresses the questions of what such a dissertation entails and how it can be undertaken, supervised and examined. It discusses some of the foundations…
Descriptors: Learning Modalities, Experiential Learning, Doctoral Dissertations, Management Development
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
While much of the literature on action learning focuses on managers developing their capacity to learn and transform their own organizations, this article explores how action learning has been used in inter-organisational settings. Two settings are presented: the first an EU-funded management development programme called the National Action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Institutional Cooperation, Organizational Development