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Robertson, Jane; Heckroodt, Steyn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This account of practice discusses how we have implemented an emerging action learning framework in the form of guiding questions that are relevant to key stakeholders: the client organisation (sponsoring organisation), the management development company, the participants and the Learning Process Facilitator (LPF) to aid participants in their…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Transformative Learning, Management Development, Learning Processes
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Li, Na; Wang, Qian; Liu, Jiajun; Marsick, Victoria J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This case study draws a specific link to the practice of action learning (AL) in China. We organized ourselves into an AL set and used Revans' AL, as interpreted by Marquardt (2004), to create a post-teaching dialog to examine the experience gained from delivering an interdisciplinary course online--a novice situation--in a Chinese transnational…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Curriculum Development, Experiential Learning, Electronic Learning
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Sharp, Cathy; Thomas, Joette; Brown, Ruth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This account explores the experience of an action inquiry approach to develop a coaching culture within a public service organisation. We position action inquiry as a fresh interpretation of action learning that draws on a variety of roots and traditions and focuses on the nurturing of the collective capacity to lead through everyday interactions.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Inquiry, Coaching (Performance), Organizational Culture
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Wu Berberich, Bing – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This paper introduces a facilitated co-constructed action learning approach with a narrative account of the author's own learning on designing and delivering an executive education programme. Action learning has double inference in this context as the author developed and improved teaching design and delivery through action learning. He also…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Development, Inservice Education, Foreign Countries
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Gold, Jeff; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
There is concern that management and business research favours rigour and theory over relevance and practice. There are pressures from funding councils for researchers to show more impact. The paper shows how the bridge between the academic world and the world of practice can be served by action learning. Consideration is given to the difficulties…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Experiential Learning, Evidence Based Practice, Organizations (Groups)
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Connolly, Cornelia; Cosgrove, Tom – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
The educational benefits of challenge- or problem-based approaches to learning are now well established. Action Research (AR) and Action Learning (AL) together provide educators with an ethic, a research methodology and a pedagogical strategy for harnessing and developing the motive power of purposeful activity for reflective enquiry in teaching…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Paquet, Maxime; Sabourin, Nathalie; Lafranchise, Nathalie; Cheshire, Ron; Pelbois, Jeanne – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This article discusses the international events known as Proxima, organized by a group of colleagues, whose slogan is 'Drawing Closer to Go Further'. Two half-day sessions, held in April and May 2020, consisted of 20 simultaneous Codevelopment Group (CDG) online sessions. Held during the global lockdown, these online events generated creative,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Csillag, Sára; Hidegh, Anna L. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Action Learning (AL) in higher education has been mainly used at the postgraduate level so far. In this article, we contribute to deepening the academic conversation about the adaptation of AL at the undergraduate level. Building upon our own personal experiences as teachers and insider researchers we analyse 53 learning diaries of undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Diaries, Student Attitudes, Problem Solving
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Wilson, Hannah; Tucker, Matthew; Hannibal, Claire; Qu, Zhuohua – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
To contribute to current debate concerning approaches to teaching and learning for researching complex work-based problems, we focus on the Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) programme. We examine the development of an integrated action learning approach as part of a part-time DBA offered by a university in the UK. In adopting the lens of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Business Administration Education, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries
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Callaghan, David; Collins, Helen – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This paper explores the literature around online and blended learning. The impetus came from a cohort of 60 students being led through their dissertation by an e-learning evangelist. Initially the pedagogy closely followed Salmon's Five Stage Model, Wenger's Community of Practice, and traditional Social Constructivism pedagogies. In hindsight, it…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Theses
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Kraft, Erin; Culver, Diane M. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This paper examines an adapted action learning approach to develop four social learning leaders. The Alberta Women in Sport Leadership Impact Program is a social learning intervention with the goals of supporting women in developing their leadership capabilities and increasing gender equity across sport. To support the facilitation of this…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Females, Social Emotional Learning
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Rhodes, Joni; Brook, Cheryl – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This account of practice offers practical examples of the use of reflective journaling and WhatsApping as part of a novice action learner's practice on her undergraduate degree programme. The action learning set was part of a degree apprentices programme which required the first author to complete a work-based learning module involving the…
Descriptors: Student Journals, Computer Mediated Communication, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning
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McDonald, Bernadette – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Action learning has evolved with multiple variants and a multiplicity of interpretations which have moved it away from Revans Classical Principles. This account of practice describes the use of an adapted action learning set within the legal profession with a specific focus on a 'provided' problem and collective reflective practice in the form of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Questioning Techniques, Professional Continuing Education
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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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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This article explores how P (programmed learning) in Revans' formula L=P + Q accumulates from one action learning research initiative to another. Drawing on three inter-organizational action learning research initiatives, it shows how the L (learning) from conducting action learning in an initiative in one network built new P on network action…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Knowledge Level, Networks
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