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Ussivane, Armando Machevo; Ellwood, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
We report the use of action learning within a state-owned enterprise charged with delivering a large food security and poverty alleviation program in Mozambique. Successful management of the program requires the co-ordination of a wide variety of different stakeholders including both commercial and subsistence farmers, community leaders and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Hunger, Poverty
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Marshall, Chelsea; Cook, Ruth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
In the context of a dramatic rise in food bank use in Scotland, the A Menu for Change project, delivered by Oxfam Scotland, Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, Nourish Scotland and The Poverty Alliance, aimed to reduce the need for emergency food aid by improving local responses to food insecurity. Between 2017 and 2019, project officers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Food, Hunger, Food Service
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Udvarhelyi, Éva Tessza – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
In this paper, I discuss participatory action research (PAR) as a way to support social and political engagement and develop civil society. After a short overview of my personal journey to participatory action research, I describe a general structure that I have developed for organizing PAR projects and a short introduction to the state of civil…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Participatory Research, Action Research, Citizenship Education
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Booth, Annie L.; Aben, Kyle; Otter, Barbara; Corrigall, Todd; Ray, Christie; Earley, Sinead – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
We discuss an innovative action-learning course co-developed by the University of Northern British Columbia, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (Canada) and local businesses. The Carbon and Energy Management course is an undergraduate/graduate course initiated by the Chamber to address an interest in climate change amongst local…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Climate, Change
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Frummerin, Anna – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This account of practice explores the use of an action learning programme with a team in a Public Relations agency in Bangkok, Thailand. The programme aimed at improving team and individual performance, including leadership, self-awareness, ownership of work, communication and collaboration. The article describes the context and intended purpose…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Accountability, Self Concept, Public Relations
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Winterburn, Kathryn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This account is a critically reflexive piece about the practice of facilitation of action learning through the lens of my own practice and experienced practice. It occurs as a result of a cathartic moment within an action learning set and follows the subsequent questions that were evoked as a result. It is not a finished article since it raises…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Reflection, Experiential Learning, Individual Development
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Baines, Georgina – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This journal will look at action learning during my assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE), and the importance of this, I will reflect on how action learning informed practice issues I faced and how this helped me to develop and become a more confident practitioner. I will discuss and reflect on the process of action learning, group…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Qualifications, Group Dynamics, Active Learning
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Chrystal, Mark – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice details how an action learning methodology was successfully implemented within a corporate business environment in order to aid its emergence from bankruptcy. The need to quickly develop and adopt new knowledge and business practices was critically important to the survival of the business. The business had been…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Debt (Financial), Corporations, Organizational Culture
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Pedanik, Rasmus – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This paper provides an overview of John Dewey's ecological psychology and his basic concepts: experience, inquiry, and habit. The concept of habit, which is particularly relevant in understanding problem-solving strategies, is further explicated on the basis of Gross's (2009. "A Pragmatist Theory of Social Mechanisms." "American…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Questioning Techniques, Behavior Patterns
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Action learning has evolved over a period of time when managerialism and performativity, which are aspects of neoliberalism, have become stronger and this explains, in part, the emergence of Critical Action Learning (CAL). Performativity, in particular, has increasingly become internalised by people at work. CAL seems to be limited to power…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Critical Theory, Neoliberalism, World Views
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Raelin, Joseph A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Is there a viable pedagogical method to prepare people, as they engage together in their practice, for the assumption of collective leadership? In this article the author makes the case that such a method is already available via action learning but for its adoption as a collective leadership development approach. The author's agenda is twofold:…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Leadership Qualities, Teamwork
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Scott, Daniel – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
In completing an action learning facilitation qualification in 2012, I documented an account of practice during the first year of my experience as a facilitator. The main areas of my learning related to four themes: fear of rejection, using and abusing power, content versus process and critical action learning. These learnings are linked to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Power Structure, Course Content, Rejection (Psychology)
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Sanyal, Chandana – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice provides a practical example of the use of mindfulness practice within action learning which was a component of a bespoke UK Business School post-graduate leadership development programme commissioned by an English NHS Mental Health Trust aimed at improving the leadership capacity of mid-level managers through work-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Leadership Training, Active Learning, Workplace Learning
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Sandager, Dorte; Bragh, Kirsten; Svalgaard, Lotte – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Promoting open reflection and exploration on group dynamics is delicate work and is often considered 'not very business-like' in a business context. How to approach this work is a constant balance and struggle for action learning practitioners. In this account of practice, we present central elements in our action learning framework -- Action…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experiential Learning, Business, Teaching Methods
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Wilson, Nicola; Dewis, Caragh – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice shares insights from past and present members of a self-facilitating action learning set, where each of the members is an action learning facilitator. Motivations for joining the set encompassed the opportunity to 'practice what you preach' by being a set member as well as a facilitator, the potential to refine and develop…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Motivation, Self Efficacy
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