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Cho, Yonjoo; Bong, Hyeon-Cheol; Kim, Hyeong-Sook – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This year marks the 25th anniversary since action learning (AL) was first introduced in 1993 in South Korea. Although AL has greatly contributed to meeting organizational needs so that it would result in its strong presence as an organizational learning tool, there is no single review study on the development of AL practice in Korea. The purpose…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Research and Development
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Aspinwall, Kath; Pedler, Mike; Radcliff, Phil – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper presents a case study based on the evaluation of the two VAL (virtual action learning) sets. We report participants learning both leadership and the VAL process based on the basis of telephone interviews. We conclude that what is learned about leadership is connected with how learning takes place and suggest that the content and process…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Case Studies
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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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Smith, Sue; Smith, Laurie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
In this paper we evaluate action learning for leaders of social enterprises and charities. Based on ethnographic research including participant observation, facilitator reflective diary notes and in-depth, qualitative interviews with participants of two action learning sets undertaken over eight months, analysed using Wenger, Trayner, and de Laat…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Participant Observation, Intervention, Qualitative Research
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Shepherd, Gary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice describes how a manufacturing company in the North of England transformed their approach to problem-solving and action through the use of a Critical Reflection Action Learning (CRAL) methodology. The company, who had been in business for over 25 years, experienced problems due to a diminishing customer base and substantial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Reflection, Manufacturing Industry
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McGrath, Helen; O'Toole, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper applies an action research (AR) design and action learning (AL) approach to network capability development in an entrepreneurial context. Recent research suggests that networks are a viable strategy for the entrepreneurial firm to overcome the liabilities associated with newness and smallness. However, a gap emerges as few, if any,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Entrepreneurship, Action Research
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Yeadon-Lee, Annie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning (AL) is often viewed as a process that facilitates professional learning through the creation of a positive psychological climate [Marquardt, M. J. 2000. "Action Learning and Leadership." "The Learning Organisation" 7 (5): 233-240; Schein, E. H. 1979. "Personal Change Through Interpersonal…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Safety, Professional Development, Psychological Patterns
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Stephens, Simon; Margey, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning involves balancing the often conflicting forces between working knowledge and academic knowledge. This paper explores the experience of executive learners; academics and external contributors involved in action learning at the postgraduate level. The executive learners are members of cohorts on two masters programmes based in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Knowledge Level, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Beniston, Lee; Ellwood, Paul; Gold, Jeff; Roberts, James; Thorpe, Richard – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
There is increasing evidence that action learning is valuable in a higher education setting. This paper goes on to report a personal development programme, based on principles of critical action learning, where the aim is to equip early-career scientists and engineers working in a university setting with the knowledge, skills and confidence to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Innovation, Science Process Skills, Critical Thinking
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Bong, Hyeon-Cheol; Cho, Yonjoo; Kim, Hyung-Sook – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
As the number of organizations implementing action learning increases, both successful and failed cases also increase in action learning practice in South Korea. Existing studies on action learning have listed key success factors of action learning at the program level or at the team level but have not paid sufficient attention to the program…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Instructional Design, Design Preferences, Models
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Breen, Judith – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
The field of management education has been the focus of much debate in recent times. Issues relating to the real world and a lack of relevancy in business schools have caused much of this debate. In particular, questions have been raised regarding why business schools should endeavour to bridge this relevancy gap? However, it is important to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Education, Experiential Learning, Critical Theory
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Yeadon-Lee, Annie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This paper presents the proposition that a variety of differing hierarchies exist in an action learning set at any one time, and each hierarchy has the potential to affect an individual's behaviour within the set. An interpretivist philosophy underpins the research framework adopted in this paper. Data were captured by means of 11 in-depth…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Research, Grounded Theory, Interviews
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Chivers, Terence S. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
The present account of action learning describes its adoption for pragmatic reasons by the University of the Third Age (U3A). The reason for the existence of this movement is the education of retired people. The account seeks to explain why the action learning method spread from one local U3A to another and across it to other local U3As. The case…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Pragmatics, Foreign Countries, Interviews
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Thornton, Kate; Yoong, Pak – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
This paper reports on a research study that involved the use of blended action learning to support leadership development within the New Zealand education sector. An important contributor to the success of this technology-enabled approach to professional learning was the role taken by the blended action learning facilitator. Two complementary…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Facilitators (Individuals), Teacher Role
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Roberts, Cynthia; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
Drawing on their experience in a Midwest healthcare system, the authors propose a model of leadership development through action learning that embraces "concentric collaboration" at its core. The present study suggests that the process of concentric collaboration can serve to strengthen the skills of the individual leader as well as…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning, Cooperation, Organizational Change
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