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Bahri, Hind; Madrane, Mourad; Downer, Terri; Gray, Michelle; Ahabrach, Hanan; El Mlili, Nisrin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This study applies an action learning research (ALR) methodology to develop and implement an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) for learning and assessment in clinical placements of undergraduate nursing students for the first time in Morocco. Alpha, beta, and gamma systems of ALR were adopted. Twenty-two action learning groups (ALG) was…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Electronic Publishing, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Finnestrand, Hanne; Vie, Ola Edvin; Boak, George – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This paper focuses on a two-year program with a Norwegian public sector project-based construction company, where action learning groups and critical incident technique were combined to enhance organizational learning. Project-based organizations typically face difficulties of 'project amnesia', as they fail to integrate learning from experience…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Experiential Learning, Organizational Learning, Action Research
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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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Gold, Jeff – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
Police forces in England and Wales have faced ongoing difficulties of engagement with minority communities leading to a loss of confidence and trust in policing. The paper reports on the results of a project to improve relations with communities with Humberside Police, UK by implementing key ideas relating to procedural justice that consider how…
Descriptors: Police Community Relationship, Police, Minority Groups, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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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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Csillag, Sara – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Action research is participative research, involving all stakeholders in the research process on a voluntary basis. Its main objective is to create practical knowledge, which supports stakeholders in everyday professional processes. The creation and utilization of this kind of knowledge, the facilitation of individual and group level action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Health Services
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Chesterman, Danny; Bray, Malcolm – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The practice of Social Prescribing as a means of enabling improved quality of life, especially those with long term conditions, is still a 'work in progress'. Using appreciative action research methods, practitioners involved in commissioning or providing social prescription services can learn important lessons from the experience of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Well Being, Quality of Life, Experiential Learning
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Hartog, Mary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper explores what it means to research one's own practice, drawing on my experience as an educational action researcher and creating a "living theory thesis". I begin by identifying key theories that inform my approach, exploring how scholarship in the form of self-study is viewed as a discipline, addressing issues of rigour and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Improvement, Scholarship
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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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Sell, Katharina C. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
What are our options if we have to let go of the idea of controllability in our ever more complex world? What tools do we have to navigate in a territory that we can't "manage" anymore, where the old instruments of command and control have lost their grip? What makes us "know" when intellectual knowing capitulates in the face…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Experiential Learning, Organizational Change, Action Research
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