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Lawless, Aileen; Willocks, Katie Elizabeth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This article sheds light on employee wellbeing. We reveal how an 'adapted' action learning intervention (a change laboratory) introduced prior to the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, enabled learning and action to emerge within an educational programme. We utilise the theoretical lens of activity theory to illustrate the challenges and tensions of…
Descriptors: Employees, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning
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Bird, Dorothy; Duffy, Patrice – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This account of practice details the experiences of two doctoral students, on a DBA programme in the UK, as participants in an action learning set. It outlines the background to setting up the action learning set and describes early assumptions made by the students in relation to action learning structures. It highlights the initial difficulties…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Business Administration Education, Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes
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Murphy, Anne; Canel, María José; Barandiarán, Xabier – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper uses action learning as a basis for producing research data that help explore the relationship between learning and listening in public organizations. The regional government of Gipuzkoa in northern Spain is engaged in a sustained effort to change the way it interacts with and interprets the future needs of society. Based on grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Workplace Learning, Experiential Learning
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Baines, Georgina – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This journal will look at action learning during my assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE), and the importance of this, I will reflect on how action learning informed practice issues I faced and how this helped me to develop and become a more confident practitioner. I will discuss and reflect on the process of action learning, group…
Descriptors: Social Work, Counselor Qualifications, Group Dynamics, Active Learning
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Winning, Colin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
ResDiary is a Glasgow-based software company providing software to the hospitality industry. Over a 9-year period the company has grown from 5 to 100 employees and increased annual turnover 20x. In January 2019, the CEO retired from the business and two new CEOs were appointed. This account of practice investigates what organisational changes were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Hospitality Occupations, Corporations
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Sanyal, Chandana – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice provides a practical example of the use of mindfulness practice within action learning which was a component of a bespoke UK Business School post-graduate leadership development programme commissioned by an English NHS Mental Health Trust aimed at improving the leadership capacity of mid-level managers through work-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Leadership Training, Active Learning, Workplace Learning
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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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Luckman, Elizabeth A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This account of practice examines the implementation of and reactions to action learning through the Lean methodology in a unique, cross-cultural context. I review my time spent as a Lean coach; engaging with, training, and using action learning with employees in a garment manufacturing facility located in Bali, Indonesia. This research addresses…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cross Cultural Studies, Manufacturing, Foreign Countries
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Doyle, Louise; Kelliher, Felicity; Harrington, Denis – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The aim of this paper is to review the relevant literature on organisational learning and offer a preliminary conceptual framework as a basis to explore how the multi-levels of individual learning and team learning interact in a public healthcare organisation. The organisational learning literature highlights a need for further understanding of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Workplace Learning, Active Learning, Teamwork
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Pedler, Mike; Hauser, Bernhard; Caulat, Ghislaine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper brings together the reflections of the authors on their shared and individual experiences of virtual action learning. Whilst many conclusions are shared, there are also some points of difference in practices.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Learning Experience, Computer Mediated Communication
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Turner, Arthur; Heneberry, Pamela – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
Involvement in a number of action-learning programmes and associated development opportunities has led the Professional Development Centre Limited to question the relevance of a strict adherence to the "rules" of action learning as described by Reg Revans. A deliberate focus of one such programme to a financial services organisation…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Experiential Learning, Organizational Development, Instructional Effectiveness