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Shepherd, Gary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
In this account of practice I would like to share my experiences of facilitating a Critical Reflection Action Learning (CRAL) set with a small family run business, struggling to make change and expand their services due to the problems they encountered in separating their business lives from their family lives. The account I present here is based…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Family (Sociological Unit), Active Learning, Reflection
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Heneberry, Pamela; Turner, Arthur – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper is written to outline our ideas on rituals and reflective places and how this thinking has emerged through our writing, facilitation and reflections around critical action learning and critical leadership. We attempt to show the conceptual framework that underpins our vision of Critical Leadership and how out of this work we have begun…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Leadership Styles, Learning Strategies
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Svalgaard, Lotte – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Action Learning is a well-proven method to integrate "task" and "process", as learning about team and self (process) takes place while delivering on a task or business challenge of real importance (task). An Action Lab® is an intensive Action Learning programme lasting for 5 days, which aims at balancing and integrating…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Metacognition, Reflection, Business Administration
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Glassner, Amnon; Eran-Zoran, Yael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The study presents a new pedagogical idea and practice for educational practitioners. The practice was developed as a workshop of MA program in order to change and expand the meaning of education for the wellbeing of the community. The "place-based learning" workshop combined action learning (AL) with project-based learning (PBL). The…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Masters Programs
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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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Traeger, James – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Action research is conceived as a feet-on-the-ground process--a way of addressing and improving the everyday experiences and concerns of people who deliver real goods and services in an organisation, through the process of finding out new things--i.e. research in the broadest sense. This article explores the question of how action researchers do…
Descriptors: Action Research, Ethics, Researchers, Work Environment
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Dovey, Ken; Rembach, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Across the world, higher education is facing new challenges as governments cut subsidies, new technologies enable "massively open" online courses, students are accessed from global locations, and the centuries-old mission of universities is commercialised. In spite of these profound changes, most institutions of higher education have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Administrative Organization, Higher Education
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Mendonça, Roger; Parker, Anthony; Udo, Uwem; Groves, Catherine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This account of practice sets out the action learning experience of three doctoral students on the same Doctoral Programme in Business Administration at a UK university. It also include the sense-making of a fourth member of the set. It explores the tension between their area of work and their engagement in the action learning process and, in so…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Learning Experience, Graduate Students
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Yeadon-Lee, Annie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning (AL) is often viewed as a process that facilitates professional learning through the creation of a positive psychological climate [Marquardt, M. J. 2000. "Action Learning and Leadership." "The Learning Organisation" 7 (5): 233-240; Schein, E. H. 1979. "Personal Change Through Interpersonal…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Safety, Professional Development, Psychological Patterns
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Mullen, Carol A.; Rodríguez, Mariela A.; Allen, Tawannah G. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This account of practice describes what three executive leaders in a professional association have learned about action learning and their own practices of organizational renewal. Data are approached narratively and stories are told from the perspectives of diverse educators' experiences, agency, and expertise. Mature organizations can be…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Leaders, Experience, Expertise
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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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Milano, Chloe; Lawless, Aileen; Eades, Elaine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This account explores the role of action learning during and after an educational programme. We focus on the final stage of a master's programme and the insider research that is a key feature in many UK universities. Researching within one's own organization should lead to individual and organizational learning. However, there is relatively little…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Masters Programs, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving
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Marquardt, Michael J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning was introduced into China less than 20 years ago, but has rapidly become a valuable tool for organizations seeking to solve problems, develop their leaders, and become learning organizations. This article provides an historical overview of action learning in China, its cultural underpinnings, and five case studies. It concludes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Educational History, Cultural Context
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The paper examines the benefits claimed for action learning at individual, organisational and inter-organisational levels. It goes on to identify both generic difficulties in evaluating development programmes and action learning specifically. The distinction between formative and summative evaluation is considered and a summative evaluation…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Adult Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Traeger, James; Norgate, Carolyn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This is an account of practice. It explores the meeting point between action learning and action research, as a way of doing capacity building in organisational development (OD) in the NHS in the UK. The authors were part of a short cooperative inquiry (Heron, J. 1996. "Co-operative Inquiry: Research into the Human Condition." London:…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Capacity Building, Inquiry, Cooperative Learning
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