ERIC Number: EJ1187051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Action Learning in East Africa: New Encounters or Impossible Challenges?
Burger, Ulrike; Trehan, Kiran
Action Learning: Research and Practice, v15 n2 p126-138 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 internationalizing action learning which are often glossed over in current debates. The paper illuminates the historical development of pedagogical practices in Africa to elucidate how the social, political, cultural and economic processes have influenced and informed learning in African societies. Second, we review action learning and question its relevance and transferability in non-Western contexts. Finally, we will reflect on the potential of action learning in Africa, and its implications for future research and practice.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Educational History, Social Influences, Politics of Education, Cultural Influences, Economic Factors, Educational Practices, Non Western Civilization, Social Bias, Relevance (Education)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Africa