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Turner, Arthur; Tee, David; Crompton, Sally – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This paper deals with the on-going practice of a critical action learning set who come together to meet their needs for coaching supervision as a group of executive coaches working from, and within, the University sector in South Wales. The reasons for the successes of, and the challenges around, this practice of four years standing have been…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Supervision, Coaching (Performance), Foreign Countries
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Muskett, Judith A.; Village, Andrew – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Rural clergy often lack colleagues and may struggle with isolation, especially if over-extended in multi-parish benefices. Theory suggests that this sense of isolation could be addressed by launching clergy action learning sets, which have the potential to establish a peer support network through the formation of social capital as a by-product of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Experiential Learning, Social Capital, Clergy
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Boak, George; Watt, Peter; Gold, Jeff; Devins, David; Garvey, Robert – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper contributes to an understanding of the processes by which organisational actors learn how to affect positive and sustainable social change in their local region through action learning, action research and appreciative inquiry. The paper is based on a critically reflective account of key findings from an ongoing action research project,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Social Change, Sustainability, Action Research
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van Meer, Pleuntje – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
In this paper, van Meer offers an exploration in the context of action learning doctoral research in which she explores leadership consultancy practice. The purpose is to grow insight on learning as a lived experience. Artful knowing offers a way to learn about life and practice, through a deeply personal, reflective and sense-making process. The…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Comprehension, Epistemology
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Shepherd, Gary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice describes how a manufacturing company in the North of England transformed their approach to problem-solving and action through the use of a Critical Reflection Action Learning (CRAL) methodology. The company, who had been in business for over 25 years, experienced problems due to a diminishing customer base and substantial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Reflection, Manufacturing Industry
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Doherty, Daniel – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice charts one organisation development practitioner's experience of the influence of action learning (AL) at various points in his career, from the early 1970s to the present day. It explores the impact of AL upon his practice over the years, chronicling various episodes which had strongest impact. It contrasts AL as it was…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Practices, Autobiographies, Ethnography
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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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Curtin, Joseph – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper reports the historical foundation of Northeastern University's course, LDR 6100: Developing Your Leadership Capability, a partial literature review of action learning (AL) and virtual action learning (VAL), a course methodology of LDR 6100 requiring students to apply leadership perspectives using VAL as instructed by the author,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Higher Education, Leadership
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Groves, Catherine J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice describes the journey of an "accidental academic" through the Doctoral programme in Business Administration (DBA). It reflects on her experience of action learning and lessons learned to better embed action learning in future DBA teaching and assessment. The account is told from the perspective of a mature…
Descriptors: Reflection, Business Administration Education, Doctoral Programs, Experiential Learning
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King, Ruth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice focuses on my learning and development as a new Action Learning Facilitator. It reflects on my thoughts and feelings as I began to facilitate my own sets a year or so ago. It will discuss and reflect on topics such as communication, feedback, expectations (both mine, the set members and the organisations), values, ethics,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Facilitators (Individuals), Experiential Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Wang, Jinshuai; Bloodworth, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper describes an action learning programme with China Unicom Broadband Limited (CUBO) to support its vision of transforming to become a world-leading broadband communications and information service provider. 64 Department directors and supervisors were invited to take part in the "China Unicom Broadband Online Phoenix Action Learning…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Program Design
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Boak, George – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper is based on a study of learning processes within 35 healthcare therapy teams that took action to improve their services. The published research on team learning is introduced, and the paper suggests it is an activity that has similarities with action research and with those forms of action learning where teams address collective…
Descriptors: Health Services, Learning Processes, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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McGrath, Helen; O'Toole, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper applies an action research (AR) design and action learning (AL) approach to network capability development in an entrepreneurial context. Recent research suggests that networks are a viable strategy for the entrepreneurial firm to overcome the liabilities associated with newness and smallness. However, a gap emerges as few, if any,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Entrepreneurship, Action Research
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The paper examines the concept of negative capability as a human capacity for containment and contrasts it with well-valued positive capability as expressed through performativity in organisations and society. It identifies the problem of dispersal--the complex ways we behave in order to avoid the emotional challenges of living with uncertainty.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Accountability, Performance Factors, Cognitive Style
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Abbott, Christine; Weiss, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The notion of action learning driven innovation is explored with reference to three action-learning projects carried out in the last year and a proposed multi stakeholder project starting in 2016. The authors also provide an account of "innovation", including its rationale and characteristics, and argues for its particular suitability in…
Descriptors: Role, Active Learning, Innovation, Problem Solving
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