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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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McDonald, Bernadette – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Action learning has evolved with multiple variants and a multiplicity of interpretations which have moved it away from Revans Classical Principles. This account of practice describes the use of an adapted action learning set within the legal profession with a specific focus on a 'provided' problem and collective reflective practice in the form of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Questioning Techniques, Professional Continuing Education
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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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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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Murphy, Anne; Canel, María José; Barandiarán, Xabier – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper uses action learning as a basis for producing research data that help explore the relationship between learning and listening in public organizations. The regional government of Gipuzkoa in northern Spain is engaged in a sustained effort to change the way it interacts with and interprets the future needs of society. Based on grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Workplace Learning, Experiential Learning
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Sharp, Cathy – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper explores the thinking and practice of 'action inquiry' an embedded learning practice that can help navigate complexity when practising change together. The paper uses examples from social contexts where there are concerns about community wellbeing and health care. These are drawn from collaborative or collective leadership development…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Social Problems, Well Being
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Cother, Genevieve – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper adds to the body of evidence demonstrating the efficacy of action learning to achieve measurable progress toward sustainability goals. It supports prior assertions that action and reflection develop the conditions of "awareness," "agency" and "association" required to develop the circular economy. The early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Economic Development, Higher Education
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Moss, Stephen – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
LankellyChase Foundation works to bring about change that will transform the quality of life of people who face severe and multiple disadvantage. It set up the 'Promoting Change Network' (PCN) to foster learning, and to support 40 or so organisations which receive funding from the Foundation. This was in recognition of the challenges they face in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Social Problems, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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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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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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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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Booth, Annie L.; Aben, Kyle; Otter, Barbara; Corrigall, Todd; Ray, Christie; Earley, Sinead – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
We discuss an innovative action-learning course co-developed by the University of Northern British Columbia, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (Canada) and local businesses. The Carbon and Energy Management course is an undergraduate/graduate course initiated by the Chamber to address an interest in climate change amongst local…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Climate, Change
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Jarkiewicz, Anna – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This article aims to present the effects of participatory action learning (PAL) as a method of work to Empower the Active Citizenship of young people in schools. The author of the article was involved in an educational project called Future Youth School -- Forums (FYS-FORUMS). The basic aim was to create a model of schooling that promotes the idea…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Student Empowerment, Citizenship Education, Foreign Countries
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