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Chandana Sanyal – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This paper explores the professional practice of the Action Learning (AL) facilitator through a process of critical inquiry, self-reflection and evaluation of action learning practice within a Higher Education Leadership Programme, commissioned by an English NHS Mental Health Trust. Action research was adopted as the overarching research approach…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Inquiry, Reflection, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Robertson, Jane; Heckroodt, Steyn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This account of practice discusses how we have implemented an emerging action learning framework in the form of guiding questions that are relevant to key stakeholders: the client organisation (sponsoring organisation), the management development company, the participants and the Learning Process Facilitator (LPF) to aid participants in their…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Transformative Learning, Management Development, Learning Processes
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Gold, Jeff; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
There is concern that management and business research favours rigour and theory over relevance and practice. There are pressures from funding councils for researchers to show more impact. The paper shows how the bridge between the academic world and the world of practice can be served by action learning. Consideration is given to the difficulties…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Experiential Learning, Evidence Based Practice, Organizations (Groups)
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This article explores how P (programmed learning) in Revans' formula L=P + Q accumulates from one action learning research initiative to another. Drawing on three inter-organizational action learning research initiatives, it shows how the L (learning) from conducting action learning in an initiative in one network built new P on network action…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Knowledge Level, Networks
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Robertson, Jane; Terblanche, Nicky; Le Sueur, Heidi – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Insights into the learning environment are required especially when applying action learning commonly used in management development programmes (MDPs). The study reports on an emerging action learning conceptual framework that fosters an environment for individual transformative learning in an MDP. The purpose of this research was to make clear…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Problem Solving, Management Development, Transformative Learning
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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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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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Box, Meriel; Ellis, Tracy – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Human resource development professionals in Higher Education are continually striving to develop efficient interventions to increase the capabilities of their leaders. As a result of evaluating feedback from an action learning (AL) programme designed and delivered in North West Higher Education Institutions in the UK for women in senior academic…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Females, Leadership, Labor Force Development
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Curtin, Joseph – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper reports the historical foundation of Northeastern University's course, LDR 6100: Developing Your Leadership Capability, a partial literature review of action learning (AL) and virtual action learning (VAL), a course methodology of LDR 6100 requiring students to apply leadership perspectives using VAL as instructed by the author,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Higher Education, Leadership
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Dovey, Ken; Rembach, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Across the world, higher education is facing new challenges as governments cut subsidies, new technologies enable "massively open" online courses, students are accessed from global locations, and the centuries-old mission of universities is commercialised. In spite of these profound changes, most institutions of higher education have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Administrative Organization, Higher Education
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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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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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Edmonstone, John; Robson, Jean – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account of practice describes the introduction of an accredited postgraduate management qualification which used action learning as a major contribution to a blended learning approach in a fragile cross-border setting on the edge of Europe. Conventional management education has frequently been challenged on the grounds of relevance, efficacy…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Health Services, Masters Programs, Blended Learning
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Jones, Karen; Sambrook, Sally A.; Pittaway, Luke; Henley, Andrew; Norbury, Heather – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper presents research with small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners who have participated in a leadership development programme. The primary focus of this paper is on learning transfer and factors affecting it, arguing that entrepreneurs must engage in "action" in order to "learn" and that under certain conditions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
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Brook, Cheryl; Christy, Gill – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The question addressed in this paper is whether action learning as a management development technique can be more effective in promoting ethical decision-making than more traditional approaches. Recent examples of moral failures which have emerged in both corporate and public sector organisations in the UK during recent years have prompted a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Ethics, Moral Issues
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