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Winterburn, Kathryn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This account is a critically reflexive piece about the practice of facilitation of action learning through the lens of my own practice and experienced practice. It occurs as a result of a cathartic moment within an action learning set and follows the subsequent questions that were evoked as a result. It is not a finished article since it raises…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Reflection, Experiential Learning, Individual Development
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Brook, Cheryl; Abbott, Christine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper explores the learning and experience of Western action learning facilitators engaged in developing Chinese facilitators of action learning, all of whom were also managers, as part of a qualification programme based in China. The Western facilitators interviewed for this study had been specifically asked by their hosts to deliver a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Organizational Development
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Park, Seung-Hee; Cho, Yonjoo; Bong, Hyeon-Cheol – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
The purpose of this case study was to examine the success factors of a leadership development program using action learning for self-governance members in the city of Bucheon in Korea, as well as the distinctive features of action learning for community development in comparison with action learning for business. To that end, we conducted 22…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Community Development, Stakeholders
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Wilson, Nicola; Dewis, Caragh – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice shares insights from past and present members of a self-facilitating action learning set, where each of the members is an action learning facilitator. Motivations for joining the set encompassed the opportunity to 'practice what you preach' by being a set member as well as a facilitator, the potential to refine and develop…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Motivation, Self Efficacy
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Doyle, Louise; Kelliher, Felicity; Harrington, Denis – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The aim of this paper is to review the relevant literature on organisational learning and offer a preliminary conceptual framework as a basis to explore how the multi-levels of individual learning and team learning interact in a public healthcare organisation. The organisational learning literature highlights a need for further understanding of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Workplace Learning, Active Learning, Teamwork
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Blackburn, Michelle – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account of practice focuses on the delivery of Action Learning Sets in Swaziland and Malawi as part of a UK university's remote Master's degree teaching programme. It draws upon the experience of an Academic delivering the programme and the efforts made to refine the approach to action learning given time, understanding and resource…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Group Dynamics
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Karallis, Takis; Sandelands, Eric – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
This article provides a case study of how Kentz Engineers & Constructors, with more than 10,000 employees in 26 countries, are leveraging learning to "Build better futures" for its stakeholders: clients, shareholders, employees and communities. Kentz provide opportunities for learning at all levels, ensuring that "no one is left behind". This case…
Descriptors: Employees, Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Case Studies
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Rigg, Clare – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
Complex, systemic issues continue to challenge public services without respect for organisational and professional boundaries. In practice, collaborative working with others who have differing professional cultural norms and systems confront members with the need to learn about each other's values, priorities and practices. This paper explores the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Leadership, Public Service, Individual Development
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Pedler, Mike; Attwood, Margaret – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
This paper explores the contribution that action learning can make to the formation of social capital via experiences of action learning projects in NHS Pathology Services in the UK. The paper describes the development of action learning practice in recent years, reviews the notion of social capital and considers how action learning might…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Pathology, Social Capital, Foreign Countries
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Anderson, Lisa; Gold, Jeff – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
In this paper we consider the construction of narrative identity and particularly how managers of small businesses may construct new narrative identities within the activity of the action learning situation. We build on recent work to suggest that the "world" of managers can be explored through a consideration of Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Experiential Learning, Administrators, Identification
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Rae, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
The Student Placements for Entrepreneurs in Education (SPEED) project ran in 12 higher education institutes in the UK between 2006 and 2008, providing an innovative, action learning-based route that enabled students to start new business ventures as self-started work experience, and has influenced successor programmes. The paper addresses three…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Work Experience
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Linklater, Jane; Kellner, Kamil – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
This article gives an account of their work with psychodynamic principles within an action learning framework. Linklater and Kellner are primarily Organisation Development consultants with a rich heritage in psychodynamic theory and methods. Having worked with action learning for decades (and seen hugely positive results using traditional models)…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Transformative Learning, Foreign Countries
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Vince, Russ – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
This paper seeks to improve our understanding of the emotional and political dynamics that are generated (and too often avoided) in action learning. The idea at the centre of the paper is a distinction between "learning-in-action" and "learning inaction". The phrase "learning-in-action" represents the value of action…
Descriptors: Health Services, Experiential Learning, Models, Learning Theories
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Olsson, Annika – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2007
Customer orientation is strongly visible in the visions and strategies of most organizations, but how do these visions and strategies move from intentions to practice? This question provides the focus for this research which aims to acquire deeper insights into this process. The point of departure is the change in perspective from a product to a…
Descriptors: On the Job Training, Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Employee Attitudes
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Edmonstone, John; Flanagan, Hugh – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2007
The current profile of action learning in the UK has recently become clearer (Pedler et al., 2005). Using the template of what have been described as "Revans's Classical Principles", fundamental divergences have begun to emerge. Pedler et al. (2005) identified a number of variances from this template--specifically the use of permanent…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Individual Development, Problem Solving
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