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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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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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Robertson, Jane; le Sueur, Heidi; Terblanche, Nicky – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Facilitating reflection for personal growth in a business context requires careful thought and planning. As a learning process, Business-Driven Action Learning (BDAL) has two points of focus. It aims to firstly identify and make recommendations regarding a business challenge, whist secondly facilitating potentially significant individual personal…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Transformative Learning, Reflection, Management Development
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Garcia-Palao, Cristina; Oltra-Mestre, Maria J.; Coughlan, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Teamworking competence is essential in many operations management environments and can be developed through formal education and practice-based experiences. The main objective of this paper is to describe and to reflect on how to facilitate students in their development in teamworking competence through action learning in Operations Management…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Competence, Management Development, Skill Development
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Robertson, Jane; Bell, Diane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL), as a learning philosophy that attempts to create real value for business is often used by executive education providers in their management development programmes. As the action learning facilitator, I found that the learning that took place during such a management development programme resulted in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Philosophy, Management Development, Stress Variables
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Ruane, Meadbh – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The merits of action learning as a change tool and enabler of deep learning are well recognised. However, there is a gap in the literature of participants' stories regarding their experiences on accredited postgraduate executive programmes underpinned by an action learning philosophy. The following account of practice addresses this gap and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Development, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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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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Pittaway, Luke; Missing, Caroline; Hudson, Nigel; Maragh, Dean – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This paper explores the role of "action" in entrepreneurial learning and illustrates how programs designed to support action learning can enhance management development in entrepreneurial businesses. The paper begins by exploring action learning and the way "action" is conceived in different types of program. In the second part, the paper details…
Descriptors: Evaluation Research, Experiential Learning, Entrepreneurship, Management Development
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Stewart, Jean-Anne; Alexander, Gillian – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2006
This paper presents the findings from a project investigating management development for SME managers using an action learning programme, combining both face-to-face workshops and a virtual action learning environment. This programme was undertaken as part of the ENSeL (Engaging Networks for Sustainable eLearning) project, which was supported by…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Management Development, Electronic Learning
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Cockburn-Wootten, Cheryl; Henderson, Alison; Rix, Caroline – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2005
An action research project, managed by a graduate student, resulted in the development of an academic website as an effective internal and external communication tool. The main focus of the investigation was to uncover the tacit knowledge held by staff in the Department of Management Communication through a series of in-depth interviews, a focus…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Action Research, Research Methodology, Focus Groups
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Rigg, Clare; Trehan, Kiran – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
Critical action learning engages participants in a process of drawing from critical perspectives to make connections between their learning and work experiences, to understand and change interpersonal and organisational practices. But what does this mean in practice? How can critical action learning be expedited? What outcomes can critical action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Development, Reflection, Ethnography