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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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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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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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Schumacher, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The article presents and illustrates the learning journey (LJ)--a new management development approach to inter-organisational learning based on observation, reflection and problem-solving. The LJ involves managers from different organisations and applies key concepts of action learning and systemic organisational development. Made up of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Management Development, Institutional Cooperation
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Kubatova, Slava – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account of practice presents two cases of the application of Action Learning (AL) communication methodology as described by Marquardt [2004. "Optimising the power of action learning". Mountain View, CA: Davies-Black Publishing]. The teams were Czech and international top management teams. The AL methodology was used to improve…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Methods, Teamwork
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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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Hauser, Bernhard – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This account describes action learning in a small to medium-size enterprise (SME) that operates as a local power utility on an established market that is currently going through a process of radical transformation. The task of the action learning set was to improve the flow of information to employees about the evolving framework in which the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Businesses, Power Technology, Utilities
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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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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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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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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