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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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Kraft, Erin; Culver, Diane M. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This paper examines an adapted action learning approach to develop four social learning leaders. The Alberta Women in Sport Leadership Impact Program is a social learning intervention with the goals of supporting women in developing their leadership capabilities and increasing gender equity across sport. To support the facilitation of this…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Females, Social Emotional Learning
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Levy, Paul; Knowles, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
Different styles of Action Learning that have evolved from the original form by Reg Revans, the originator of Action Learning. In this paper, we offer a further development of Action Learning which we name DIAL (Drop-In Action Learning). DIAL is a facilitated or self-managed form of action learning that has the specific quality of being a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses
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Glassner, Amnon; Eran-Zoran, Yael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The study presents a new pedagogical idea and practice for educational practitioners. The practice was developed as a workshop of MA program in order to change and expand the meaning of education for the wellbeing of the community. The "place-based learning" workshop combined action learning (AL) with project-based learning (PBL). The…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Masters Programs
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Bwegyeme, Jacinta; Munene, John C. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The article presents an account of how action learning principles were implemented to alleviate complex problems in universities. It focuses on the registrars and administrators under the academic Registrar's department. The Marquardt model of action learning was used in combination with the constructivist theories of learning, namely community of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Universities
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Joesbury, Mark – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The mission of the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is to safeguard the public interest in sound standards of higher education qualifications and to inform and encourage continual improvement in the management of the quality of higher education. As part of this mission, QAA undertakes reviews of higher education provision…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Joyce, Pauline; Kinnarney, Paula – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper outlines an initiative, namely a leadership symposium, which developed from a chance meeting of like-minded academics, who were trying to achieve similar outcomes with their student groups; namely, to include the scholarly activity of disseminating graduates' action-oriented projects. One group of graduates comprised a mix of…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Training, Conferences (Gatherings), Experiential Learning
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Haith, Mark P.; Whittingham, Katrina A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
What is an action learning set (ALS)? An ALS is a regular, action focused peer discussion group, generally facilitated, to address work place issues. Methods of undertaking ALS: methods are flexible within a range of approaches according to the group's developing needs. Benefits of ALS: builds trust, professional development, enables action,…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Discussion Groups, Experiential Learning, Peer Groups
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Yates, Christopher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
What contributes to longevity in an action learning (AL) set? What holds it together over a long period? The article relates the chronology and reasons why a self-managed set has flourished when so many sets of voluntary membership peter out. Major attributes of successful longevity are the adherence to strong ground rules and disciplined…
Descriptors: Caring, Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Communities of Practice
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Joyce, Pauline – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This paper reflects on how action learning sets (ALSs) were used to support organisational change initiatives. It sets the scene with contextualising the inclusion of change projects in a masters programme. Action learning is understood to be a dynamic process where a team meets regularly to help individual members address issues through a highly…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Organizational Change, Student Experience, Teaching Experience
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Willis, Martin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This paper examines the learning gained from facilitating four action-learning sets whose members were drawn from management teams of local authority, health, education and police, working in partnership. Facilitation posed a series of difficult choices which impacted on personal and organizational dynamics within and between the partnership…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Public Sector, Facilitators (Individuals), Experiential Learning
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Dunphy, Liz; Proctor, Gillian; Bartlett, Ruth; Haslam, Mark; Wood, Chris – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
This paper describes the delivery of action learning sets to students on the peer educator course provided by the Dementia Studies Department at University of Bradford. Our understanding of action learning sets is laid out together with our rationale for their use on this course. Feedback is presented that described a conflicted, even confused…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Delivery Systems, Formative Evaluation
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Rodriguez-Valls, Fernando – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
Knowledge and its applicability nourish each other in schools where teachers critically analyze data and, through team discussions, have the opportunity to solve the challenges that education presents every day. The premise of this model is that all participants have an active role in the function of creating praxial knowledge. This article…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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Fox, Steve – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
Action learning is a pedagogical practice that helps participants learn by talking about their workplace action with fellow participants ("comrades in adversity") in their action learning set. This paper raises questions about the action in action learning, such as: how do members of an action learning set learn from and through each other? How do…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Network Analysis, Communities of Practice
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Harvey, Brendon – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
In this article, the author talks about the highlights of the first design event of the "Northern Action Learning Network" held in Mersey Care NHS Trust Liverpool last November 6, 2008. The intent of the event was to tap into the diverse and flourishing action learning (AL) community by growing an innovative network of practitioners keen…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Discussion Groups
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