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Filipkowski, Craig – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This case study measures the impact on elements of schools' professional environment after school leaders participated in eight action learning (AL) sessions over one summer. The guiding research question asks, What, if any, impact on a building level administrator's leadership practices result after their participation in an Action Learning…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Instructional Leadership
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Kahts-Kramer, Samantha A.; Wood, Lesley – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
Continuing professional development (CPD) within a low resourced education environment necessitates context specific and needs-driven learning, particularly in Physical Education (PE) where personal and systemic barriers impede negatively on teachers and children's educational experiences. This paper provides evidence-based guidelines as to how an…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Experiential Learning, Faculty Development, Physical Education
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Hauser, Bernhard; Rigg, Clare; Trehan, Kiran; Vince, Russ – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
Critical Action Learning (CAL) is a well-established approach to action learning. However, it has not necessarily been clear to action learning practitioners what makes CAL 'critical' and what are the implications in practice. In CAL, the facilitator has a key role in helping the set to engage with underlying emotions and power relations that are…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Psychological Patterns
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Gold, Jeff; Jones, Ollie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been particularly challenged by the COVID pandemic, the climate crisis, war and political tensions including the fuel price crisis. Strategic responses to crisis including cost-cutting as retrenchment in the short run, debt financing to preserve the status quo and exit. However, perhaps the most…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Innovation, Futures (of Society)
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Errazquin, Olatz; Agirre, Ana; Miner, Amaia; Murphy, Anne – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This account of practice describes how elected representatives, politically appointed managers and career officers of the Gipuzkoa Provincial Council have adopted action learning as a way of learning how to transform their institution, an important aspect of which has been to find locally situated ways of establishing and consolidating the…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries, Public Officials
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Neal-Smith, Jane; Bishop, Gill; Townley, Bob – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This account of practice tells the story of how engaging in a critical action learning set helped us address problems with student engagement in a postgraduate module. On the surface, this seems fairly straightforward following Revans' model (1971). However, what we actually have are multiple layers of self-reflection, a visual metaphor and its…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Experiential Learning, Learner Engagement, Graduate Students
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Radke, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
Inside the action learning community there are many very open accounts and considerations of specific challenges and general phenomena such as power, emotion, action and learning. 'Am I doing it right' (Pedler and Abbott 2008 ["Am I Doing it Right? Facilitating Action Learning for Service Improvement." "Leadership in Health…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Faculty Development, Critical Theory
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Edmonstone, John; Cialfi, Daniela – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
The paper identifies what is meant by culture and examines approaches to mapping it, while suggesting alternatives. It notes the global spread of action learning, expressed through the prism of Western values, although practice is not necessarily reflective of the original ethos. It offers some rules of thumb on the use of action learning in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Culture, Cultural Context
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Abbott, Christine; Tscherne, Anita; Weiss, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This paper explores how three organisations collaborate to support organisations and individuals to act on the challenges of sustainability through action learning, each using its unique skills. It examines the roles of each organisation and how by moving from individual to a collaborative they could do things better and do better things. The…
Descriptors: Institutional Cooperation, Experiential Learning, Institutional Role, Sustainability
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Finnestrand, Hanne; Vie, Ola Edvin; Boak, George – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This paper focuses on a two-year program with a Norwegian public sector project-based construction company, where action learning groups and critical incident technique were combined to enhance organizational learning. Project-based organizations typically face difficulties of 'project amnesia', as they fail to integrate learning from experience…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Experiential Learning, Organizational Learning, Action Research
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Paquet, Maxime; Bélisle, Louis; Lafranchise, Nathalie; L'Écuyer, François; Fazez, Nesrine; Latreille, Élodie; Sabourin, Nathalie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
This article presents the key findings on participant development in Codevelopment Action Learning (CAL) groups from the second phase of Codev-Action, a Canadian action research partnership. The study used a mixed-methods design to quantitatively measure CAL's contribution to work self-efficacy development in 154 participants from 50 CAL groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Job Performance, Experiential Learning
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Park, Seung-Hee; Cho, Yonjoo; Bong, Hyeon-Cheol – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
In 2015, the United Nations' (UN's) Sustainable Development Summit adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform the world by 2030 through solving urgent social issues, including: poverty, hunger, health and well-being, gender equality, and climate action. We used the UN's SDGs as an analytical framework to review the literature on…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Community Development, Sustainable Development, Objectives
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Shi, Jiyan; Abbott, Christine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2023
A Chinese financial company, through the introduction of action learning methodology, identified core problems from strategy, and finally solved the core strategic problems by forming action learning teams of middle and senior managers, and in the process improved the mindset and capabilities of middle and senior managers. This account of Practice…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Talent Development, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries
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Sharp, Cathy; Thomas, Joette; Brown, Ruth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This account explores the experience of an action inquiry approach to develop a coaching culture within a public service organisation. We position action inquiry as a fresh interpretation of action learning that draws on a variety of roots and traditions and focuses on the nurturing of the collective capacity to lead through everyday interactions.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Inquiry, Coaching (Performance), Organizational Culture
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Robertson, Jane; Heckroodt, Steyn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2022
This account of practice discusses how we have implemented an emerging action learning framework in the form of guiding questions that are relevant to key stakeholders: the client organisation (sponsoring organisation), the management development company, the participants and the Learning Process Facilitator (LPF) to aid participants in their…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Transformative Learning, Management Development, Learning Processes
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