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Crul, Liselore – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account of practice outlines the Oxyme Action Learning Program which was conducted as part of the Management Challenge in my final year of the MSc in Coaching and Behavioral Change at Henley Business School. The central research questions were: (1) how action learning can help to solve wicked problems and (2) what the effect of an action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Influences
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Joyce, Pauline; Kinnarney, Paula – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper outlines an initiative, namely a leadership symposium, which developed from a chance meeting of like-minded academics, who were trying to achieve similar outcomes with their student groups; namely, to include the scholarly activity of disseminating graduates' action-oriented projects. One group of graduates comprised a mix of…
Descriptors: Leadership, Leadership Training, Conferences (Gatherings), Experiential Learning
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Donovan, Paul Jeffrey – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
"Undiscussables" are topics associated with threat or embarrassment that are avoided by groups, where that avoidance is also not discussed. Their deleterious effect on executive groups has been a point of discussion for several decades. More recently critical action learning (AL) has brought a welcome focus to power relations within AL…
Descriptors: Leadership, Power Structure, Experiential Learning, Behavioral Science Research
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Brook, Cheryl; Milner, Christopher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account reports on some experiences of facilitating action learning with international business students. Interest in international student learning and the international student experience is significant and increasing with a considerable range of literature on the subject. Some of this literature is concerned with the perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Development, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Jones, Karen; Sambrook, Sally A.; Pittaway, Luke; Henley, Andrew; Norbury, Heather – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper presents research with small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners who have participated in a leadership development programme. The primary focus of this paper is on learning transfer and factors affecting it, arguing that entrepreneurs must engage in "action" in order to "learn" and that under certain conditions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
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Ferrell, Elizabeth W.; Nance, Cara N.; Torres, Amanda L.; Torres, Selina M. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
Many urban high schools serving low-income families have below-average attendance rates, which can indicate that fewer students are prepared to matriculate into college and career opportunities. Through the use of participatory action research (PAR), we--a group of four educators at Wilson High School--have changed school policies and procedures…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Attendance, Urban Schools
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Richardson, Janet; Grose, Jane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
Green space offers a significant environmental resource that can improve the individual experience of health and quality of life. However, barriers exist that prevent the use of green space, and partnership (multi-agency) working has the potential to overcome these. Current public health policy aims to broaden the range of environmental public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Agency Cooperation, Community Development
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Trantom, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This account of practice considers action learning within an accredited leadership course at a post-1992 university. It outlines a more individualistic approach than that envisioned by Reg Revans and questions how this technique, inherited from a Staff Development colleague, could potentially be improved.
Descriptors: Barriers, Leadership, Foreign Countries, Staff Development
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Brook, Cheryl; Christy, Gill – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The question addressed in this paper is whether action learning as a management development technique can be more effective in promoting ethical decision-making than more traditional approaches. Recent examples of moral failures which have emerged in both corporate and public sector organisations in the UK during recent years have prompted a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Ethics, Moral Issues
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Rand, Jane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This paper considers the shared characteristics between action learning (AL) and the research methodology constructivist grounded theory (CGT). Mirroring Edmonstone's [2011. "Action Learning and Organisation Development: Overlapping Fields of Practice." "Action Learning: Research and Practice" 8 (2): 93-102] article, which…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Grounded Theory, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Burger, Ulrike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This account of practice explores the concept of resistance in action learning. Resistance is conceptualized as an attempt of self-protection that is manifested in action learners' struggles with their sense of self-efficacy and their social Self. These struggles are an inherent part of the action learning process and may elicit defensive…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Experiential Learning, Resistance (Psychology), Graduate Students
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Calver, Julia; Gold, Jeff; Stewart, Jim – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
In the UK, the creative sector has been identified as a key strand in the economic recovery strategy. Composed of mostly micro and small enterprises often grouping together for particular commissions and projects, there is a tendency to operate primarily through a series of networks made up of peers. This paper presents the outcomes of a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Industry, Educational Change
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Yeadon-Lee, Annie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This paper presents the proposition that a variety of differing hierarchies exist in an action learning set at any one time, and each hierarchy has the potential to affect an individual's behaviour within the set. An interpretivist philosophy underpins the research framework adopted in this paper. Data were captured by means of 11 in-depth…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Research, Grounded Theory, Interviews
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Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The case for the notion of action learning research has been posed and explored in several publications over the past few years. There is no tradition within action learning of understanding it as an approach to research. Within some academic circles, there has been a focus on the "action turn," the development of the notion of actionable…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Epistemology, Meetings
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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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