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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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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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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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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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Ross, Catharine; Nichol, Lynn; Elliott, Carole; Sambrook, Sally; Stewart, Jim – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
The contribution of scholarship to practice is an on-going concern of the AL/HRD community. This paper explores how one influential discourse may shape AL/HRD's understanding of that contribution. In 2020 the UK Government implemented the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) to gather data on English Universities' knowledge exchange activities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Management, Experiential Learning, Human Resources
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Marguet, Natalie; Wilson, Hannah – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Action learning is seen under many guises, being adapted into different contexts (Marsick and O'Neil [1999. "The Many Faces of Action Learning." "Management Learning" 30 (2): 159-176.]). This is especially true in higher education, due to the divergent requirements and challenges of multiple action learning programmes and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Instructional Design, Business Schools, Foreign Countries
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Vaughan, Hannah; Jolliffe, Tricia – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This account of practice focuses on using action learning (AL) from both the facilitator and student experience during the dissertation stage of a postgraduate degree to resolve wicked workplace problems. The action learning process was used to explore and create a catalyst for change through research that explored the wicked problem of…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Graduate Study, Experiential Learning, Human Resources
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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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Robertson, Jane; Terblanche, Nicky; Le Sueur, Heidi – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Insights into the learning environment are required especially when applying action learning commonly used in management development programmes (MDPs). The study reports on an emerging action learning conceptual framework that fosters an environment for individual transformative learning in an MDP. The purpose of this research was to make clear…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Problem Solving, Management Development, Transformative Learning
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Wilkinson, Diane; Mackenzie, Joe – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This account of practice is about the 'Scale Up' programme, an attempt by an external consultant and their client to implement a model of Action Learning in an academic environment. It tells the story of establishing an Action Learning programme for local business leaders in collaboration with an academic business school. The programme involved…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, School Business Relationship, Business Administration Education
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Bird, Dorothy; Duffy, Patrice – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This account of practice details the experiences of two doctoral students, on a DBA programme in the UK, as participants in an action learning set. It outlines the background to setting up the action learning set and describes early assumptions made by the students in relation to action learning structures. It highlights the initial difficulties…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Business Administration Education, Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes
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