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Venkat, Radhika; Gupta, Amit; Banerjee, Jayanta; Chellappan, Ramesh Babu – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Scholars have examined Revans' problem-solving praxeology in many contexts but have not fully explored the concept in the case of physical co-location. Hence, we focussed on investigating Revans' conceptualisation in a co-located context by paying particular attention to the 'different forms of learning' that emerged from it. The research setting…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Experiential Learning, Informal Education, Foreign Countries
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Coghlan, David; Rigg, Clare – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
The act of theorising turns the attention from the outcome of theory generation to the act of theory generation itself. Revans' systems "alpha," "beta" and "gamma" provide a foundational action theory that grounds the theorising process in action learning. This is the core of theorising in the praxeology of action…
Descriptors: Theories, Experiential Learning, Descriptive Writing, Theory Practice Relationship
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Vaughan, Hannah; Jolliffe, Tricia – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This account of practice focuses on using action learning (AL) from both the facilitator and student experience during the dissertation stage of a postgraduate degree to resolve wicked workplace problems. The action learning process was used to explore and create a catalyst for change through research that explored the wicked problem of…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Graduate Study, Experiential Learning, Human Resources
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Anwyll, Joe – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic changed familiar working practices overnight; Routine face to face meetings could not be held, accordingly, businesses were forced to replace routine meetings by digital technology to engage socially dispersed stakeholders in the task of maintaining business continuity. Radical sports cars are a motorsports business that has…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Lawless, Aileen; Willocks, Katie Elizabeth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This article sheds light on employee wellbeing. We reveal how an 'adapted' action learning intervention (a change laboratory) introduced prior to the Covid-19 pandemic in the UK, enabled learning and action to emerge within an educational programme. We utilise the theoretical lens of activity theory to illustrate the challenges and tensions of…
Descriptors: Employees, Well Being, Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This article explores how P (programmed learning) in Revans' formula L=P + Q accumulates from one action learning research initiative to another. Drawing on three inter-organizational action learning research initiatives, it shows how the L (learning) from conducting action learning in an initiative in one network built new P on network action…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Knowledge Level, Networks
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Robertson, Jane; Terblanche, Nicky; Le Sueur, Heidi – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Insights into the learning environment are required especially when applying action learning commonly used in management development programmes (MDPs). The study reports on an emerging action learning conceptual framework that fosters an environment for individual transformative learning in an MDP. The purpose of this research was to make clear…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Problem Solving, Management Development, Transformative Learning
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Wilkinson, Diane; Mackenzie, Joe – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This account of practice is about the 'Scale Up' programme, an attempt by an external consultant and their client to implement a model of Action Learning in an academic environment. It tells the story of establishing an Action Learning programme for local business leaders in collaboration with an academic business school. The programme involved…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Theory Practice Relationship, School Business Relationship, Business Administration Education
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Rospigliosi, Asher; Bourner, Tom – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
What do people need to learn to engage actively in social action for neighbourhood improvement or development? How important is emergent learning relative to planned learning in this context? Where does first-person knowledge fit into the body of knowledge required for success in bringing about change for the better in neighbourhoods through…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Social Change, Social Action
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Bird, Dorothy; Duffy, Patrice – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
This account of practice details the experiences of two doctoral students, on a DBA programme in the UK, as participants in an action learning set. It outlines the background to setting up the action learning set and describes early assumptions made by the students in relation to action learning structures. It highlights the initial difficulties…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Business Administration Education, Doctoral Students, Student Attitudes
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Sanyal, Chandana; Haddock-Millar, Julie; Clutterbuck, David; Richardson, Melissa – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
As Action Learning has evolved, it has been adapted to promote learning in various contexts. In this account of practice, we share our perspectives as facilitators of the application of action learning principles within Reflective Practice Forums for Mentoring and Coaching Programme Managers. The ethos of action learning was adopted with the…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teamwork, Mentors, Coaching (Performance)
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
The paper is an essay, rather than a researched academic work and explores the difference between two different ethe, neoliberalism and action learning. It considers two historical modernities and the emergence of a third, situating action learning and neoliberalism within this framework. It asserts that action learning and neoliberalism are…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Experiential Learning, Comparative Analysis, Differences
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Park, Seung-Hee; Cho, Yonjoo; Bong, Hyeon-Cheol – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
The purpose of this case study was to examine the success factors of a leadership development program using action learning for self-governance members in the city of Bucheon in Korea, as well as the distinctive features of action learning for community development in comparison with action learning for business. To that end, we conducted 22…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Community Development, Stakeholders
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Brook, Cheryl – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper examines a Revans led action learning / action research project in services for people with learning disabilities which took place between 1969 and 1972 across seven local authorities in the UK. It explores aspects of social and political history as the project unfolded, including the notable scandals in hospital and social care which…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Projects, Learning Disabilities, Social History
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Changjun, Tang – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
In partnership with both a local external consulting group (GENE100) working with UK based action learning specialist organisation (C-ALF), a state-owned large Chinese corporation transformed its leadership learning potential by integrating action learning methodologies into its core leadership development programme whilst addressing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Program Design
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