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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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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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Damons, Bruce; Wood, Lesley Angelina – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
Schools in poor working class communities in South Africa face a myriad of equity challenges that impact negatively on their ability to achieve basic school functionality. Yet, within such communities, there exists a wealth of valuable local knowledge and support that can be mobilised to assist school leaders, not only to bring about school…
Descriptors: School Administration, School Community Relationship, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun; Wood, Lesley; Kearney, Judith – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
Action learning within community-based research is a powerful capacitator of social action. Here, we consider three aspects of action learning that are vital to enable this: (i) developing self-directed and lifelong action learning; (ii) generating local and theoretical knowledge through action research and reflection on learning; and (iii)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Social Action, Participatory Research
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Akobo, Loliya Agbani – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The concept of action learning looks at how people learn, which is using gained knowledge to create needful and beneficial change. As a result, real problems and concerns are the contexts for which programmed knowledge and questioning insights are set to allow for unlearning and learning. Using Reg Revans theory which assumes action learning as…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Radio, Females, Entrepreneurship
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Robertson, Jane; Bell, Diane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL), as a learning philosophy that attempts to create real value for business is often used by executive education providers in their management development programmes. As the action learning facilitator, I found that the learning that took place during such a management development programme resulted in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Philosophy, Management Development, Stress Variables
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Wood, Lesley; Louw, Ina; Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
As supervisors who advocate the transformational potential of research both to generate theory and practical and emancipatory outcomes, we practice participatory action learning and action research (PALAR). This paper offers an illustrative case of how supervision practices based on action learning can foster emancipatory and lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Action Research, Experiential Learning, Lifelong Learning, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Foley, Dolores – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2006
This is an account of a programmer utilizing the application of action learning to the development of capacities of citizens. The Citizen Leadership for Democratic Governance is designed to equip citizens with the skills to get involved and handle the difficult tasks of governance in their communities in South Africa. After a history of apartheid…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Governance, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries