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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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Csillag, Sára; Hidegh, Anna L. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Action Learning (AL) in higher education has been mainly used at the postgraduate level so far. In this article, we contribute to deepening the academic conversation about the adaptation of AL at the undergraduate level. Building upon our own personal experiences as teachers and insider researchers we analyse 53 learning diaries of undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Diaries, Student Attitudes, Problem Solving
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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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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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Sanyal, Chandana – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice provides a practical example of the use of mindfulness practice within action learning which was a component of a bespoke UK Business School post-graduate leadership development programme commissioned by an English NHS Mental Health Trust aimed at improving the leadership capacity of mid-level managers through work-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Leadership Training, Active Learning, Workplace Learning
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Groves, Catherine J.; Orbaek White, Gabrielle D.; Panya, Fuangfa; Stewart, Jim – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Management education is at a pivotal crossroads. In an increasingly globalized world, where change is the only constant, business school graduates leaving university are faced with ever intensifying competition and complexity. Universities have responded by increasing their emphasis on teaching 'employability skills' to graduates. However,…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Employment Potential, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students
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OFarrell, Jack – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This account relates my experiences as facilitator of an action learning set on a DBA cohort comprising international students and myself. It outlines the reasons for my selection as facilitator and describes my initial expectations and assumptions of action learning. I chart the difficulty in separating the 'what' of my own research from the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Cohort Analysis, Foreign Students
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Aspinwall, Kath; Pedler, Mike; Radcliff, Phil – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper presents a case study based on the evaluation of the two VAL (virtual action learning) sets. We report participants learning both leadership and the VAL process based on the basis of telephone interviews. We conclude that what is learned about leadership is connected with how learning takes place and suggest that the content and process…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Case Studies
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Englisch, Gido – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This article attempts to build a cross-reference between a Doctoral program in Business and Administration (DBA) and the concept of 'Action Learning' made known within this programme, while also highlighting the relevance for 'Action Learning' in the authors professional daily life. The experiences made during the studies, when the concept of…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Business Administration Education, Experiential Learning, Consultants
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Remneland Wikhamn, Björn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This paper will critically examine how the two influential pedagogical approaches of action-based learning and constructive alignment relate to each other, and how they may differ in focus and basic assumptions. From the outset, they are based on similar underpinnings, with the student and the learning outcomes in the center. Drawing from…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Alignment (Education), Masters Programs, Business Administration Education
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Groves, Catherine J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice describes the journey of an "accidental academic" through the Doctoral programme in Business Administration (DBA). It reflects on her experience of action learning and lessons learned to better embed action learning in future DBA teaching and assessment. The account is told from the perspective of a mature…
Descriptors: Reflection, Business Administration Education, Doctoral Programs, Experiential Learning
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Ruane, Meadbh – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The merits of action learning as a change tool and enabler of deep learning are well recognised. However, there is a gap in the literature of participants' stories regarding their experiences on accredited postgraduate executive programmes underpinned by an action learning philosophy. The following account of practice addresses this gap and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Development, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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Stephens, Simon; Margey, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning involves balancing the often conflicting forces between working knowledge and academic knowledge. This paper explores the experience of executive learners; academics and external contributors involved in action learning at the postgraduate level. The executive learners are members of cohorts on two masters programmes based in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Knowledge Level, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Mendonça, Roger; Parker, Anthony; Udo, Uwem; Groves, Catherine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This account of practice sets out the action learning experience of three doctoral students on the same Doctoral Programme in Business Administration at a UK university. It also include the sense-making of a fourth member of the set. It explores the tension between their area of work and their engagement in the action learning process and, in so…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Learning Experience, Graduate Students
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Stevens, Gillian; de Vera, Manuel – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The article describes the experience of forming a set in a higher education institution and offers some observations and insights gained from the perspectives of the role of the set adviser, cultural differences and the challenges of attempting to align theory, practice and experience.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Cultural Differences, Theory Practice Relationship, Faculty Development
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