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Lawless, Aileen; Willocks, Katie Elizabeth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This article sheds light on employee wellbeing. We reveal how an 'adapted' action learning intervention (a change laboratory) introduced prior to the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, enabled learning and action to emerge within an educational programme. We utilise the theoretical lens of activity theory to illustrate the challenges and tensions of…
Descriptors: Employees, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning
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Edmonstone, John; Lawless, Aileen; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The paper examines whether, if leadership is defined by the willingness to tackle wicked issues, and if action learning is employed for leadership development purposes, do the action learning participants on leadership development programmes address such wicked issues? It adopts a version of dialogical sense-making to consider this and describes…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Milano, Chloe; Lawless, Aileen; Eades, Elaine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This account explores the role of action learning during and after an educational programme. We focus on the final stage of a master's programme and the insider research that is a key feature in many UK universities. Researching within one's own organization should lead to individual and organizational learning. However, there is relatively little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving
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Lawless, Aileen – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
This paper explores how students made sense of the learning that occurred within a Masters educational programme (an MA in Human Resource Development), a programme informed by the ideals of critical action learning and critically reflective practice. Theoretically the paper develops links between communities of practice theory and critical action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Human Resources, Graduate Study, Critical Theory