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Ross, Catharine; Nichol, Lynn; Elliott, Carole; Sambrook, Sally; Stewart, Jim – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
The contribution of scholarship to practice is an on-going concern of the AL/HRD community. This paper explores how one influential discourse may shape AL/HRD's understanding of that contribution. In 2020 the UK Government implemented the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) to gather data on English Universities' knowledge exchange activities.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Management, Experiential Learning, Human Resources
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Marguet, Natalie; Wilson, Hannah – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2021
Action learning is seen under many guises, being adapted into different contexts (Marsick and O'Neil [1999. "The Many Faces of Action Learning." "Management Learning" 30 (2): 159-176.]). This is especially true in higher education, due to the divergent requirements and challenges of multiple action learning programmes and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Instructional Design, Business Schools, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Winning, Colin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
ResDiary is a Glasgow-based software company providing software to the hospitality industry. Over a 9-year period the company has grown from 5 to 100 employees and increased annual turnover 20x. In January 2019, the CEO retired from the business and two new CEOs were appointed. This account of practice investigates what organisational changes were…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Hospitality Occupations, Corporations
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Dolapcioglu, Sevda – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This account of practice follows an action learning project that considered the contribution of the 'L = P + Q + R' formula to the teaching of thinking skills to 31 pre-service teachers in Turkey, including the risks in the process of AL. The participants were observed as exhibiting developments in learning (L) thinking skills through questioning…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, 21st Century Skills, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Frummerin, Anna – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This account of practice explores the use of an action learning programme with a team in a Public Relations agency in Bangkok, Thailand. The programme aimed at improving team and individual performance, including leadership, self-awareness, ownership of work, communication and collaboration. The article describes the context and intended purpose…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Accountability, Self Concept, Public Relations
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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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Murphy, Anne; Canel, María José; Barandiarán, Xabier – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper uses action learning as a basis for producing research data that help explore the relationship between learning and listening in public organizations. The regional government of Gipuzkoa in northern Spain is engaged in a sustained effort to change the way it interacts with and interprets the future needs of society. Based on grounded…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Agencies, Workplace Learning, Experiential Learning
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