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Yates, Christopher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
What contributes to longevity in an action learning (AL) set? What holds it together over a long period? The article relates the chronology and reasons why a self-managed set has flourished when so many sets of voluntary membership peter out. Major attributes of successful longevity are the adherence to strong ground rules and disciplined…
Descriptors: Caring, Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Communities of Practice
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Joyce, Pauline – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This paper reflects on how action learning sets (ALSs) were used to support organisational change initiatives. It sets the scene with contextualising the inclusion of change projects in a masters programme. Action learning is understood to be a dynamic process where a team meets regularly to help individual members address issues through a highly…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Organizational Change, Student Experience, Teaching Experience
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Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This essay is about how to learn to organise to tackle the intractable and most difficult problems of organisations and societies. It opens with a discussion of the nature of such problems, which are the spur for Revans' action learning and the focus of some recent thinking on leadership. Action learning works on the basis of peer relationships…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Learning Strategies, Cancer, Experiential Learning
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Nalborczyk, Sarah; Sandelands, Luke – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account examines the action learning process adopted by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., embedded in the organization through the in-company Emerald Academy. In case study format, the paper emphasizes that in order to align learning with organizational objectives joined up thinking and practice is needed beyond the learning and development…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Organizational Objectives, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes
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Roberts, Cynthia – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account of practice discusses the author's experience in facilitating a small group of managers in health care over lunchtime utilizing an action learning approach. This was part of a larger leadership development initiative which took place in the organization and the intention was to create a more intimate, informal and safe setting whereby…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mentors, Organizational Communication, Active Learning
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Winterburn, Kathryn; Hicks, Fiona – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
While action learning is a familiar tenet of much management and leadership development activity within the NHS it is not commonly utilised within the education and development of doctors where didactic methods remain the preferred mechanism to impart factual knowledge necessary to fulfil the autonomous practitioner role. Within the specialism of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Leadership, Medical Education, Behavior Change
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Ram, Monder – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
The trend to imbue action learning with an explicit conception of criticality appears to be gathering momentum. The idea of critical action learning (CAL) foregrounds the connection between power, emotion and organizing. How this triumvirate of forces relate to each other fundamentally shapes the scope for learning. Theoretical and empirical…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Administrator Education, Business Administration Education, Minority Groups
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Conklin, James; Cohen-Schneider, Rochelle; Linkewich, Beth; Legault, Emma – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This paper reports on a study of how action learning facilitates the movement of knowledge between social contexts. The study involved a community organization that provides educational services related to aphasia and members of a complex continuing care (CCC) practice that received training from the agency. People with aphasia (PWA) (a disability…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Aphasia, Learning Processes, Case Studies
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Vince, Russ – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
In this polemical essay, Professor Russ Vince argues that it is important to understand the contradictions that can be generated by action learning. This method is a powerful and effective approach to managers' learning that can underpin transformations of management practice. However, any method for learning, no matter how convinced we are of its…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Research Projects, Psychological Patterns, Leaders
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Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
In Revans' learning formula, L = P + Q, Q represents "questioning insight", by which Revans means that insight comes out of the process of questioning programmed knowledge (P) in the light of experience. We typically focus on the content of an insight rather than on the act of insight. Drawing primarily on the work of Bernard Lonergan this paper…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Intuition, Scientific Methodology, Cognitive Processes
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Burns, Stuart – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
Tony Watson developed an approach of "intellectual craftsmanship" within management research and writing, and appealed for the hand behind the text to be made visible. This paper considers the tensions apparent between the utility of writing and the positionality of the researcher. I explore the tensions, limitations and formational…
Descriptors: Action Research, Organizational Development, Research Projects, Researchers
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Yoon, Hyung Joon; Cho, Yonjoo; Bong, Hyeon-Cheol – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
The primary purpose of this article is to evaluate the impact of a dual-project action learning program (DPALP) conducted in South Korea. A dual-project program requires each participant to carry out both team and individual projects. Cho and Egan's [2009. Action learning research: A systematic review and conceptual framework. "Human Resource…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Experiential Learning, Leadership
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Brett, Valerie; Mullally, Martina; O'Gorman, Bill; Fuller-Love, Nerys – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
Developing sustainable learning networks for entrepreneurs is the core objective of the Sustainable Learning Networks in Ireland and Wales (SLNIW) project. One research team drawn from the Centre for Enterprise Development and Regional Economy at Waterford Institute of Technology and the School of Management and Business from Aberystwyth…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Networks, Sustainable Development
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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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Willis, Martin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This paper examines the learning gained from facilitating four action-learning sets whose members were drawn from management teams of local authority, health, education and police, working in partnership. Facilitation posed a series of difficult choices which impacted on personal and organizational dynamics within and between the partnership…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Public Sector, Facilitators (Individuals), Experiential Learning
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