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McDonald, Bernadette – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Action learning has evolved with multiple variants and a multiplicity of interpretations which have moved it away from Revans Classical Principles. This account of practice describes the use of an adapted action learning set within the legal profession with a specific focus on a 'provided' problem and collective reflective practice in the form of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Questioning Techniques, Professional Continuing Education
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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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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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Changjun, Tang – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
In partnership with both a local external consulting group (GENE100) working with UK based action learning specialist organisation (C-ALF), a state-owned large Chinese corporation transformed its leadership learning potential by integrating action learning methodologies into its core leadership development programme whilst addressing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Program Design
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Winning, Colin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
ResDiary is a Glasgow-based software company providing software to the hospitality industry. Over a 9-year period the company has grown from 5 to 100 employees and increased annual turnover 20x. In January 2019, the CEO retired from the business and two new CEOs were appointed. This account of practice investigates what organisational changes were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Hospitality Occupations, Corporations
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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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Cother, Genevieve June; Cother, Robert Fletcher; Woodworth, William Stanley; Souster, Leslie John; Moriarty, Daniel; Miller, Luke; Chugg, Roxanne; Cother, Christine Sophia – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Feedback from companies forming a community of practice in Tasmania, Australia, is that there is a need for a framework for self-directed action learning within each organisation as well as across the action learning community. Senior management report that there is a 'falling away' after a facilitated action learning intervention concludes and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Organizational Culture, Learning Processes
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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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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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