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Paulina Chu – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This is a reflective Account of Practice paper that delves into the author's role as an Action Learning coach, emphasizing the crucial role of intuition in facilitating breakthroughs and creating an environment conducive to problem-solving. It narrates a transformative 2019 coaching session where the author used unconventional techniques to…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Group Dynamics
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Verieux Vow Mourillon – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This paper explores the critical difference a certified Action Learning Coach makes to the outcomes of the Action Learning process, which underscores WIAL's insistence that the coach is indispensable to achieving breakthrough solutions with Action Learning. Real-life coaching examples are used to illustrate three key benefits of having a coach:…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Influences, Group Guidance, Learning Experience
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Shannon Banks – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
This account of practice describes an online program started in 2022, which helps leaders at BNP Paribas to be more effective problem solvers and inclusive leaders by developing stronger questioning and listening skills. The goals of this program were aligned with action learning and could have been achieved with standard, coach-led action…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Peer Teaching, Professional Development, Electronic Learning
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Robert P. Groen – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2024
During an assignment as a change leader of a complex IT change program within a Dutch public government organization, I used action learning to develop and support the desired changes and to tackle the complex problems that usually accompany such a change program. During this action learning project, I took the role of facilitator and I devised…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Public Sector, Government (Administrative Body), Information Technology
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Jones, Stephanie; Wooldridge, Athena; Lubojacky, Connor – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This article walks through the experience of two instructors from Northeastern State University who helped the College of Business and Technology implement work-based learning. Work-based learning was implemented in response to the changing needs of businesses, however, there were some struggles that had to be worked through in order to make this…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Manufacturing, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation
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Filipkowski, Craig – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This case study measures the impact on elements of schools' professional environment after school leaders participated in eight action learning (AL) sessions over one summer. The guiding research question asks, What, if any, impact on a building level administrator's leadership practices result after their participation in an Action Learning…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Instructional Leadership
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Shi, Jiyan; Abbott, Christine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
A Chinese financial company, through the introduction of action learning methodology, identified core problems from strategy, and finally solved the core strategic problems by forming action learning teams of middle and senior managers, and in the process improved the mindset and capabilities of middle and senior managers. This account of Practice…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Talent Development, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries
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Connolly, Cornelia; Cosgrove, Tom – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
The educational benefits of challenge- or problem-based approaches to learning are now well established. Action Research (AR) and Action Learning (AL) together provide educators with an ethic, a research methodology and a pedagogical strategy for harnessing and developing the motive power of purposeful activity for reflective enquiry in teaching…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Csillag, Sára; Hidegh, Anna L. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Action Learning (AL) in higher education has been mainly used at the postgraduate level so far. In this article, we contribute to deepening the academic conversation about the adaptation of AL at the undergraduate level. Building upon our own personal experiences as teachers and insider researchers we analyse 53 learning diaries of undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Diaries, Student Attitudes, Problem Solving
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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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Rospigliosi, Asher; Bourner, Tom – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
What do people need to learn to engage actively in social action for neighbourhood improvement or development? How important is emergent learning relative to planned learning in this context? Where does first-person knowledge fit into the body of knowledge required for success in bringing about change for the better in neighbourhoods through…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Social Change, Social Action
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Sanyal, Chandana; Haddock-Millar, Julie; Clutterbuck, David; Richardson, Melissa – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
As Action Learning has evolved, it has been adapted to promote learning in various contexts. In this account of practice, we share our perspectives as facilitators of the application of action learning principles within Reflective Practice Forums for Mentoring and Coaching Programme Managers. The ethos of action learning was adopted with the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Mentors, Coaching (Performance)
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Venkat, Radhika; Gupta, Amit; Banerjee, Jayanta; Chellappan, Ramesh Babu – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Scholars have examined Revans' problem-solving praxeology in many contexts but have not fully explored the concept in the case of physical co-location. Hence, we focussed on investigating Revans' conceptualisation in a co-located context by paying particular attention to the 'different forms of learning' that emerged from it. The research setting…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Experiential Learning, Informal Education, Foreign Countries
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Changjun, Tang – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
In partnership with both a local external consulting group (GENE100) working with UK based action learning specialist organisation (C-ALF), a state-owned large Chinese corporation transformed its leadership learning potential by integrating action learning methodologies into its core leadership development programme whilst addressing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Program Design
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