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Barker, Jan – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
This is an account of a programme involving the application of action learning to the task of "blending personal development with development of an organisation's capability". It was aimed at dismantling cross boundary barriers and extending cross boundary networks. It became clear that staff needed to reflect on their own effectiveness in current…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Organizational Development, Social Responsibility
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Rigg, Clare; Trehan, Kiran – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
Critical action learning engages participants in a process of drawing from critical perspectives to make connections between their learning and work experiences, to understand and change interpersonal and organisational practices. But what does this mean in practice? How can critical action learning be expedited? What outcomes can critical action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Development, Reflection, Ethnography
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Marquardt, Michael; Waddill, Deborah – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
Action learning has the ability to solve complex problems and to significantly increase the speed and quality of individual, team and organizational learning. Its theoretical base and relationship to adult learning orientations and the source of this power remain relatively unexplored. The authors conducted an extensive review of the literature in…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Experiential Learning, Adult Learning
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Wright, Nick – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
The dramatic rise in popularity of action learning (AL) over recent years has provided opportunity and impetus for various applications of this approach to be developed and tested in practice. This article describes one organisation's experience of AL, demonstrating that it can be effective in terms of stimulating and supporting reflective…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Sustainable Development, Cultural Influences, Reflection
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Boaden, Margaret – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
A pilot action learning set was established in late September 2002, with the objective to develop a model of action learning appropriate for R&D managers. This initiative was one of a number of responses to a request for training and support by a small group of R&D managers who were based in non-teaching acute and primary care NHS trusts.…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Pilot Projects
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
While much of the literature on action learning focuses on managers developing their capacity to learn and transform their own organizations, this article explores how action learning has been used in inter-organisational settings. Two settings are presented: the first an EU-funded management development programme called the National Action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Institutional Cooperation, Organizational Development
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Hoban, Garry F. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
Action learning is based on three educational principles--"reflection", "community", and "action"--that interrelate and reinforce each other to support ongoing learning about experiences in the workplace. This study explains how an action learning program established for a small group of science teachers in a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Principles, Experiential Learning, Science Teachers
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Donnenberg, Otmar; De Loo, Ivo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
Action learning programmes are supposed to result in both personal and organizational development. However, organizational development can be negligible because, as the term implies, a connection must be secured between what has been learned by action learning participants and other members of an organization. Here, the facilitation and analysis…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Experiential Learning, Organizational Development, Performance Factors
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O'Hara, Suzanne; Bourner, Tom; Webber, Trix – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
This paper describes how an innovation in the practice of action learning, self-managed action learning (SMAL), was developed and then applied in practice on a number of management development programmes for a Health Board in Ireland. The nature of action learning set facilitation is discussed. The paper describes how the term set facilitator was…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Management Development, Evaluation
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Norman, Clare; Powell, Anne – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
This article aims to answer the questions: (1) How can action learning aid in strategic change?; (2) What are the benefits of using action learning as part of a broader learning intervention?; (3) What are the issues to consider when introducing action learning into a corporate environment?; and (4) How can you engage people in reflection as a…
Descriptors: Intervention, Experiential Learning, Coaching (Performance), Organizational Culture
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Johnson, Craig – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
The professional development of a facilitator is a neglected area in the action learning literature. This article presents one example of such development. It is divided into three sections: firstly it describes the author's experience of being a set member on a newly-introduced Masters programme at a British university; secondly, it describes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Outcomes of Education, Coaching (Performance)
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Willis, Verna J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
A purposive sampling and analysis of ten case histories of action learning in the US suggests that applications tend to be partial, hierarchical, and leader controlled, thus running counter in several significant ways to the gold standard of Revans' action learning theory and egalitarian rules of engagement. Using critical markers to inspect the…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Experiential Learning, Intervention, Evaluation
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Vick, Donna; Whyatt, Hilary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
The challenge of tackling the problem of coping with work related stress in a National Health Service (NHS) Trust was undertaken. Ideas were developed within the context of two different action learning sets and led to actions resulting in a large therapy Taster Session event and the establishment of a centre offering alternative therapies and…
Descriptors: Health Services, Hospitals, Experiential Learning, Stress Management
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