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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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Luckman, Elizabeth A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This account of practice examines the implementation of and reactions to action learning through the Lean methodology in a unique, cross-cultural context. I review my time spent as a Lean coach; engaging with, training, and using action learning with employees in a garment manufacturing facility located in Bali, Indonesia. This research addresses…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cross Cultural Studies, Manufacturing, Foreign Countries
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Doherty, Daniel – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice charts one organisation development practitioner's experience of the influence of action learning (AL) at various points in his career, from the early 1970s to the present day. It explores the impact of AL upon his practice over the years, chronicling various episodes which had strongest impact. It contrasts AL as it was…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Practices, Autobiographies, Ethnography
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Gearty, Margaret – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This paper explores the combination of storytelling and reflective action research as a means to effect change and learning within and across communities and organizations. Taking the complex challenge of "pro-environmental behaviour change" as an example, the paper reflects on the experiences of a pilot project run for the UK government…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Rural Areas
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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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Rigg, Clare; Trehan, Kiran – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
Critical action learning engages participants in a process of drawing from critical perspectives to make connections between their learning and work experiences, to understand and change interpersonal and organisational practices. But what does this mean in practice? How can critical action learning be expedited? What outcomes can critical action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Development, Reflection, Ethnography