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Pedler, Mike; Brook, Cheryl – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This paper explores selective literatures in the two fields of action learning and innovation, and seeks insights into the processes of, and connections between, innovation, engagement and implementation. We searched the action learning articles for references to innovation, beginning with the work of Revans, who highlights the innovation paradox,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Innovation, Logical Thinking, Philosophy
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Doyle, Louise; Kelliher, Felicity; Harrington, Denis – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The aim of this paper is to review the relevant literature on organisational learning and offer a preliminary conceptual framework as a basis to explore how the multi-levels of individual learning and team learning interact in a public healthcare organisation. The organisational learning literature highlights a need for further understanding of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Workplace Learning, Active Learning, Teamwork
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Park, Sunyoung; Kang, Ingu; Valencic, Taryn R.; Cho, Yonjoo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the contexts in which action learning has been used and provide implications for the design of action learning programmes. We performed a content analysis of 127 articles (case studies and case reports included) published in "Action Learning: Research and Practice" between 2004 and 2012. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Case Studies, Professional Development
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Leonard, H. Skipton; Marquardt, Michael J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
For the past 50 years, organizations and individuals around the world have reported success in their use of action learning programs to solve problems, develop leaders, build teams and transform their corporate cultures. However, very little rigorous research has been conducted to determine the effectiveness of action learning. The authors…
Descriptors: Conflict, Experiential Learning, Doctoral Dissertations, Program Effectiveness
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Marquardt, Michael; Waddill, Deborah – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
Action learning has the ability to solve complex problems and to significantly increase the speed and quality of individual, team and organizational learning. Its theoretical base and relationship to adult learning orientations and the source of this power remain relatively unexplored. The authors conducted an extensive review of the literature in…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Experiential Learning, Adult Learning