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Winterburn, Kathryn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This account is a critically reflexive piece about the practice of facilitation of action learning through the lens of my own practice and experienced practice. It occurs as a result of a cathartic moment within an action learning set and follows the subsequent questions that were evoked as a result. It is not a finished article since it raises…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Reflection, Experiential Learning, Individual Development
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Brook, Cheryl; Abbott, Christine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper explores the learning and experience of Western action learning facilitators engaged in developing Chinese facilitators of action learning, all of whom were also managers, as part of a qualification programme based in China. The Western facilitators interviewed for this study had been specifically asked by their hosts to deliver a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Organizational Development
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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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Damons, Bruce; Wood, Lesley Angelina – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
Schools in poor working class communities in South Africa face a myriad of equity challenges that impact negatively on their ability to achieve basic school functionality. Yet, within such communities, there exists a wealth of valuable local knowledge and support that can be mobilised to assist school leaders, not only to bring about school…
Descriptors: School Administration, School Community Relationship, Action Research, Participatory Research
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Cho, Yonjoo; Bong, Hyeon-Cheol; Kim, Hyeong-Sook – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This year marks the 25th anniversary since action learning (AL) was first introduced in 1993 in South Korea. Although AL has greatly contributed to meeting organizational needs so that it would result in its strong presence as an organizational learning tool, there is no single review study on the development of AL practice in Korea. The purpose…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Interviews, Research and Development
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Carter, Angela Danielle – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Action learning coaching (ALC), a form of action learning that integrates leadership coaching, is suggested as a method and ethos to build future capacity, specifically in novice HRD practitioners. The purpose of this article is to offer an account of learning from the perspectives of novice action learners, who were new to the field of human…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Coaching (Performance), Novices, Human Resources
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Cauwelier, Peter – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Team psychological safety is critical to team learning. When a team feels safe to talk about difficult issues and each team member feels comfortable to express feelings and ideas, the team continuously learns and improves its performance. Amy Edmondson identified team psychological safety in 1999 as a key to high-performance teams, and Google…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Security (Psychology), Job Performance, Work Environment
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Chrystal, Mark – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice details how an action learning methodology was successfully implemented within a corporate business environment in order to aid its emergence from bankruptcy. The need to quickly develop and adopt new knowledge and business practices was critically important to the survival of the business. The business had been…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Debt (Financial), Corporations, Organizational Culture
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Csillag, Sara – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Action research is participative research, involving all stakeholders in the research process on a voluntary basis. Its main objective is to create practical knowledge, which supports stakeholders in everyday professional processes. The creation and utilization of this kind of knowledge, the facilitation of individual and group level action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Health Services
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Robertson, Jane; le Sueur, Heidi; Terblanche, Nicky – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Facilitating reflection for personal growth in a business context requires careful thought and planning. As a learning process, Business-Driven Action Learning (BDAL) has two points of focus. It aims to firstly identify and make recommendations regarding a business challenge, whist secondly facilitating potentially significant individual personal…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Transformative Learning, Reflection, Management Development
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Edmonstone, John; Lawless, Aileen; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The paper examines whether, if leadership is defined by the willingness to tackle wicked issues, and if action learning is employed for leadership development purposes, do the action learning participants on leadership development programmes address such wicked issues? It adopts a version of dialogical sense-making to consider this and describes…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning, Student Motivation, Academic Achievement
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Pedanik, Rasmus – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This paper provides an overview of John Dewey's ecological psychology and his basic concepts: experience, inquiry, and habit. The concept of habit, which is particularly relevant in understanding problem-solving strategies, is further explicated on the basis of Gross's (2009. "A Pragmatist Theory of Social Mechanisms." "American…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Questioning Techniques, Behavior Patterns
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Action learning has evolved over a period of time when managerialism and performativity, which are aspects of neoliberalism, have become stronger and this explains, in part, the emergence of Critical Action Learning (CAL). Performativity, in particular, has increasingly become internalised by people at work. CAL seems to be limited to power…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Critical Theory, Neoliberalism, World Views
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Raelin, Joseph A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Is there a viable pedagogical method to prepare people, as they engage together in their practice, for the assumption of collective leadership? In this article the author makes the case that such a method is already available via action learning but for its adoption as a collective leadership development approach. The author's agenda is twofold:…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Leadership Qualities, Teamwork
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Scott, Daniel – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
In completing an action learning facilitation qualification in 2012, I documented an account of practice during the first year of my experience as a facilitator. The main areas of my learning related to four themes: fear of rejection, using and abusing power, content versus process and critical action learning. These learnings are linked to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Power Structure, Course Content, Rejection (Psychology)
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