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Sandager, Dorte; Bragh, Kirsten; Svalgaard, Lotte – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Promoting open reflection and exploration on group dynamics is delicate work and is often considered 'not very business-like' in a business context. How to approach this work is a constant balance and struggle for action learning practitioners. In this account of practice, we present central elements in our action learning framework -- Action…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experiential Learning, Business, Teaching Methods
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Joesbury, Mark – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This Account of Practice describes the introduction and development of action learning within a level 5 module of "Communications at Work" delivered as part of a Business & Technology Education Council (BTEC) Professional Certificate in Management (CMS) between 2005/2006 and 2009/2010. This will commence with a personal narrative and…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Experiential Learning, Part Time Students, Management Development
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Hunter, Jean – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
How can action learning be used as part of an overall approach to changing the culture of an organisation? This article describes some of the work being done by managers in South Cambridgeshire district to build a more empowered and engaged organisation following the appointment of a new chief executive tasked with raising standards in an…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Group Dynamics, Learner Engagement, Organizational Change
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Harrison, Patricia; Edwards, Carys – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account of practice provides a practical example of the use of action learning within a masters educational programme, an MA in Change Management designed and delivered by a collaborative partnership between the Isle of Anglesey County Council (ACC) and Liverpool Business School (LBS), Liverpool John Moores University. The account has been…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Partnerships in Education, Masters Programs, Organizational Change
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Tracy, Marianne – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
The increasing emphasis on innovation in executive development has important implications for contemporary organizations talent professionals and strategy creators. Providing an experience that addresses individual and team development, strategic innovation, organizational alignment and the integration of values is the objective of the action…
Descriptors: Team Training, Innovation, Experiential Learning, Organizational Development
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Gabrielsson, Jonas; Tell, Joakim; Politis, Diamanto – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
Recent calls to close the rigour-relevance gap in business school education have suggested incorporating principles and ideas from action learning in small business management education. In this paper we discuss how business simulation exercises can be used as a platform to trigger students' learning by providing them with a platform where they…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Administrator Education, Experiential Learning, Simulation
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Rodriguez-Valls, Fernando – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
Knowledge and its applicability nourish each other in schools where teachers critically analyze data and, through team discussions, have the opportunity to solve the challenges that education presents every day. The premise of this model is that all participants have an active role in the function of creating praxial knowledge. This article…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Experience, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
This article describes the use of "business-driven" action learning in a healthcare setting. It reviews and reflects on an example where action learning does not "take", identifying the likely causes of this. It also poses four questions--whether action learning is counter-cultural in some organisations; whether the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness
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Williams, Eirwen – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
The history of "Agrisgop"--an action learning programme that has established 173 action learning sets for members of farming families in Wales. (Contains 8 figures and 1 note.)
Descriptors: Agricultural Occupations, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Group Dynamics
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Clark, Elaine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This article reports on the launching of the Revans Academy for Action Learning and Research at Manchester Business School on 26 November 2008. The goal of the Academy is to foster the development of action learning as a unifying framework within Manchester Business School. Its goal is to provide a hub for dialogue, collaboration, exploitation and…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Program Descriptions
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Powell, James A.; Houghton, Jane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
This is an account the work of NetworkNorthWest, a [pound]1m project at the University of Salford that ran between 2004 and 2007 and was developed to address the issues relating to poor take up of traditional business support by small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and low levels of engagement of the business community with Institutes of…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Internet
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Rigg, Clare – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
In public services delivery, action learning is increasingly employed in the hope of improving capacity to address complex, multi-casual and "wicked" social issues to improve the lives of citizens. Yet the understanding of how and why action learning might have potential for enhancing organizational or systemic capability rarely goes…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Public Service, Organizational Development