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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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Bourner, Tom; Rospigliosi, Asher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The aim of this article is to make a contribution to understanding the ethos of action learning, by exploring how it was influenced by the early family experience of Reg Revans as the originator of action learning. In order to do so, it examines what is meant by the term 'ethos of action learning' in terms of its values and beliefs. The paper…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Family Life, Values
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Abbott, Christine; Weiss, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The notion of action learning driven innovation is explored with reference to three action-learning projects carried out in the last year and a proposed multi stakeholder project starting in 2016. The authors also provide an account of "innovation", including its rationale and characteristics, and argues for its particular suitability in…
Descriptors: Role, Active Learning, Innovation, Problem Solving
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Antell, Sonja; Heywood, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning is often used as an element of leadership development programmes. The intention is to support classroom learning with an experiential thread which runs throughout the life of the programme. Action Learning Associates (ALA) has been working with an international organisation for three years to deliver the global "First Line…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Delivery Systems, Global Approach
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Brook, Cheryl; Milner, Christopher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account reports on some experiences of facilitating action learning with international business students. Interest in international student learning and the international student experience is significant and increasing with a considerable range of literature on the subject. Some of this literature is concerned with the perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Development, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Nalborczyk, Sarah; Sandelands, Luke – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account examines the action learning process adopted by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., embedded in the organization through the in-company Emerald Academy. In case study format, the paper emphasizes that in order to align learning with organizational objectives joined up thinking and practice is needed beyond the learning and development…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Organizational Objectives, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes
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Hughes, Derek – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
This paper reviews how action learning was used as part of a regional leadership development programme involving a number of public sector organisations. It explores how the sets were designed and set up and the significant challenges that this particular approach brought. A number of positive tangible outcomes were produced from the sets and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Public Sector, Leadership Training, Foreign Countries
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Trehan, Kiran; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
Increasing attention is focusing on the value of critical approaches to enhancing leadership and management development processes. This paper examines how a critical action learning perspectives can be harnessed to produce valuable learning and development through critically reflective practise. Critical action learning approaches not only explore…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Development, Leadership, Reflection
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Gibb, Allan – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This paper explores the role that action learning might play in micro and small enterprise development. It is divided into two parts. The first part focuses upon the distinctive characteristics of smallness and ownership and their implication for management development processes in the owner managed firm. In particular the impact of personal…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Values, Management Development, Business Education
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Mumford, Alan – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2006
Kurt Lewin's epigrammatic paradox is particularly true for action learning. Marquardt and Waddill (2004), and previously Yorks O'Neil and Marsick (1999) have approached the issue of the relationship between theory and action learning by looking at a variety of theories which they have placed in "schools". This provides an interesting analysis, but…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Theories, Organizational Theories, Organizational Development
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Corley, Aileen; Thorne, Ann – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2006
Action learning is based on the premise that action and learning are inextricably entwined and it is this potential, to enable action, which has contributed to the growth of action learning within education and management development programmes. However has this growth in action learning lead to an evolution or a dilution of Revan's classical…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Conflict, Experiential Learning, Reflection
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Pedler, Mike; Burgoyne, John; Brook, Cheryl – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2005
This inquiry originates in a conversation between the first two authors which concluded with the challenge that a Revans Institute for Action Learning & Research should not only be doing research "by" action learning and but should also be researching "into" action learning itself. Action learning has been a recognised…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Research
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Spencer, Chris – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2005
A small group of training professionals within the John Lewis Partnership set up an action learning group about 2 years ago. The main aim was to explore the technique for our own learning and development. The timing and lifespan of the group reflected the generally strategic and long-term nature of our projects. One of these was to introduce…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Experience, Communities of Practice, Organizational Development