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Sharp, Cathy; Thomas, Joette; Brown, Ruth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This account explores the experience of an action inquiry approach to develop a coaching culture within a public service organisation. We position action inquiry as a fresh interpretation of action learning that draws on a variety of roots and traditions and focuses on the nurturing of the collective capacity to lead through everyday interactions.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Inquiry, Coaching (Performance), Organizational Culture
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Connolly, Cornelia; Cosgrove, Tom – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
The educational benefits of challenge- or problem-based approaches to learning are now well established. Action Research (AR) and Action Learning (AL) together provide educators with an ethic, a research methodology and a pedagogical strategy for harnessing and developing the motive power of purposeful activity for reflective enquiry in teaching…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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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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Coghlan, David; Rigg, Clare – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
The act of theorising turns the attention from the outcome of theory generation to the act of theory generation itself. Revans' systems "alpha," "beta" and "gamma" provide a foundational action theory that grounds the theorising process in action learning. This is the core of theorising in the praxeology of action…
Descriptors: Theories, Experiential Learning, Descriptive Writing, Theory Practice Relationship
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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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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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Sanyal, Chandana; Haddock-Millar, Julie; Clutterbuck, David; Richardson, Melissa – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
As Action Learning has evolved, it has been adapted to promote learning in various contexts. In this account of practice, we share our perspectives as facilitators of the application of action learning principles within Reflective Practice Forums for Mentoring and Coaching Programme Managers. The ethos of action learning was adopted with the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Mentors, Coaching (Performance)
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
The paper is an essay, rather than a researched academic work and explores the difference between two different ethe, neoliberalism and action learning. It considers two historical modernities and the emergence of a third, situating action learning and neoliberalism within this framework. It asserts that action learning and neoliberalism are…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Experiential Learning, Comparative Analysis, Differences
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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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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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Bourner, Tom; Rospigliosi, Asher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The aim of this article is to make a contribution to understanding the ethos of action learning, by exploring how it was influenced by the early family experience of Reg Revans as the originator of action learning. In order to do so, it examines what is meant by the term 'ethos of action learning' in terms of its values and beliefs. The paper…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Family Life, Values
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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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Cauwelier, Peter – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Team psychological safety is critical to team learning. When a team feels safe to talk about difficult issues and each team member feels comfortable to express feelings and ideas, the team continuously learns and improves its performance. Amy Edmondson identified team psychological safety in 1999 as a key to high-performance teams, and Google…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Security (Psychology), Job Performance, Work Environment
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