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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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Sanyal, Chandana – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice provides a practical example of the use of mindfulness practice within action learning which was a component of a bespoke UK Business School post-graduate leadership development programme commissioned by an English NHS Mental Health Trust aimed at improving the leadership capacity of mid-level managers through work-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Leadership Training, Active Learning, Workplace Learning
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Sandager, Dorte; Bragh, Kirsten; Svalgaard, Lotte – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Promoting open reflection and exploration on group dynamics is delicate work and is often considered 'not very business-like' in a business context. How to approach this work is a constant balance and struggle for action learning practitioners. In this account of practice, we present central elements in our action learning framework -- Action…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experiential Learning, Business, Teaching Methods
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Wilson, Nicola; Dewis, Caragh – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice shares insights from past and present members of a self-facilitating action learning set, where each of the members is an action learning facilitator. Motivations for joining the set encompassed the opportunity to 'practice what you preach' by being a set member as well as a facilitator, the potential to refine and develop…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Motivation, Self Efficacy
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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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Elliott, Tish; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
If everyone is contributing, if action learning involves collective learning, then new knowledge is created through a collaborative process. This is not expert knowledge and no 'one truth' is produced, this is a collective knowledge arising from a common purpose and a shared quest. Such knowledge continues to evolve without the intention to fix or…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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Sanyal, Chandana – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper explores the practice of action learning (AL) facilitation in supporting AL set members to address their 'messy' problems through a self-reflexive approach using the concept of 'living theory' [Whitehead, J., and J. McNiff. 2006. "Action Research Living Theory." London: Sage]. The facilitation practice is investigated through…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Investigations, Educational Theories
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OFarrell, Jack – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This account relates my experiences as facilitator of an action learning set on a DBA cohort comprising international students and myself. It outlines the reasons for my selection as facilitator and describes my initial expectations and assumptions of action learning. I chart the difficulty in separating the 'what' of my own research from the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Cohort Analysis, Foreign Students
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