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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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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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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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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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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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Rospigliosi, Asher; Bourner, Tom – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
What do people need to learn to engage actively in social action for neighbourhood improvement or development? How important is emergent learning relative to planned learning in this context? Where does first-person knowledge fit into the body of knowledge required for success in bringing about change for the better in neighbourhoods through…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Social Change, Social Action
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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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Brook, Cheryl – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper examines a Revans led action learning / action research project in services for people with learning disabilities which took place between 1969 and 1972 across seven local authorities in the UK. It explores aspects of social and political history as the project unfolded, including the notable scandals in hospital and social care which…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Learning Disabilities, Social History
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Brook, Cheryl; Abbott, Christine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper explores the learning and experience of Western action learning facilitators engaged in developing Chinese facilitators of action learning, all of whom were also managers, as part of a qualification programme based in China. The Western facilitators interviewed for this study had been specifically asked by their hosts to deliver a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Organizational Development
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Boak, George; Gold, Jeff; Devins, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to examine the role played by action learning in a collaborative action research project to alleviate poverty in a city region in the UK. Researchers from two universities worked with 12 large anchor organisations to investigate procurement and employment practices that positively impacted inclusive growth within the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Poverty, Foreign Countries
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Anderson, Sam; Broadhurst, Caroline; Edwards, Siobhan; Smith, Michelle – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper gives an account of how Action Learning Sets (ALS) are used in two of The Rank Foundation investment streams to support the social action impact of charities and social enterprises. With the aid of two Case Studies, the paper illustrates how the ALS can help to connect, sustain and support the social action responses of the local…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Social Change, Problem Solving, Community Organizations
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The paper notes that action learning has spread globally and is used in a variety of local cultures. It considers Revans' involvement in this international aspect and explores the author's own experience of action learning in cross-cultural contexts. It addresses the issue of 'acculturation' and draws evidence from a number of examples of action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning, Teaching Methods, Cultural Context
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Shepherd, Gary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Reports of anger and aggression within the general population of the UK have been on the increase since the 2008 financial crisis. Traditional anger management programmes utilise Cognitive Behavioural and Mindfulness theory within a psychoeducational setting to help angry participants adapt and change their behaviours. These approaches have a…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Experiential Learning, Reflection
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Jones, Becky Quew; Brook, Cheryl – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice offers an example of the use of action learning within the undergraduate Degree Apprenticeship Curriculum of a UK university, specifically the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. This programme is aimed at an age-diverse group who are supported by their employers through the levy to improve their knowledge, skills and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Apprenticeships
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