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McKee, Anne; Markless, Sharon – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This paper reports on a Curriculum Innovation Project to empower third-year Undergraduate Medical students to recognise learning opportunities in their clinical placements and to proactively use them to develop their understanding and practice. The project created action learning sets (ALS) in response to the challenges students face when trying…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Medical Education, Medical Schools, Foreign Countries
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Groves, Catherine J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice describes the journey of an "accidental academic" through the Doctoral programme in Business Administration (DBA). It reflects on her experience of action learning and lessons learned to better embed action learning in future DBA teaching and assessment. The account is told from the perspective of a mature…
Descriptors: Reflection, Business Administration Education, Doctoral Programs, Experiential Learning
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King, Ruth – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice focuses on my learning and development as a new Action Learning Facilitator. It reflects on my thoughts and feelings as I began to facilitate my own sets a year or so ago. It will discuss and reflect on topics such as communication, feedback, expectations (both mine, the set members and the organisations), values, ethics,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Facilitators (Individuals), Experiential Learning, Feedback (Response)
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The paper examines the concept of negative capability as a human capacity for containment and contrasts it with well-valued positive capability as expressed through performativity in organisations and society. It identifies the problem of dispersal--the complex ways we behave in order to avoid the emotional challenges of living with uncertainty.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Accountability, Performance Factors, Cognitive Style
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Abbott, Christine; Weiss, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The notion of action learning driven innovation is explored with reference to three action-learning projects carried out in the last year and a proposed multi stakeholder project starting in 2016. The authors also provide an account of "innovation", including its rationale and characteristics, and argues for its particular suitability in…
Descriptors: Role, Active Learning, Innovation, Problem Solving
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Heneberry, Pamela; Turner, Arthur – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper is written to outline our ideas on rituals and reflective places and how this thinking has emerged through our writing, facilitation and reflections around critical action learning and critical leadership. We attempt to show the conceptual framework that underpins our vision of Critical Leadership and how out of this work we have begun…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Critical Thinking, Leadership Styles, Learning Strategies
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Svalgaard, Lotte – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Action Learning is a well-proven method to integrate "task" and "process", as learning about team and self (process) takes place while delivering on a task or business challenge of real importance (task). An Action Lab® is an intensive Action Learning programme lasting for 5 days, which aims at balancing and integrating…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Metacognition, Reflection, Business Administration
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Glassner, Amnon; Eran-Zoran, Yael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The study presents a new pedagogical idea and practice for educational practitioners. The practice was developed as a workshop of MA program in order to change and expand the meaning of education for the wellbeing of the community. The "place-based learning" workshop combined action learning (AL) with project-based learning (PBL). The…
Descriptors: Place Based Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Masters Programs
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Doyle, Louise; Kelliher, Felicity; Harrington, Denis – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The aim of this paper is to review the relevant literature on organisational learning and offer a preliminary conceptual framework as a basis to explore how the multi-levels of individual learning and team learning interact in a public healthcare organisation. The organisational learning literature highlights a need for further understanding of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Workplace Learning, Active Learning, Teamwork
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Traeger, James – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Action research is conceived as a feet-on-the-ground process--a way of addressing and improving the everyday experiences and concerns of people who deliver real goods and services in an organisation, through the process of finding out new things--i.e. research in the broadest sense. This article explores the question of how action researchers do…
Descriptors: Action Research, Ethics, Researchers, Work Environment
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Muskett, Judith A.; Village, Andrew – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Rural clergy often lack colleagues and may struggle with isolation, especially if over-extended in multi-parish benefices. Theory suggests that this sense of isolation could be addressed by launching clergy action learning sets, which have the potential to establish a peer support network through the formation of social capital as a by-product of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Experiential Learning, Social Capital, Clergy
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Boak, George; Watt, Peter; Gold, Jeff; Devins, David; Garvey, Robert – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper contributes to an understanding of the processes by which organisational actors learn how to affect positive and sustainable social change in their local region through action learning, action research and appreciative inquiry. The paper is based on a critically reflective account of key findings from an ongoing action research project,…
Descriptors: Ethics, Social Change, Sustainability, Action Research
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Shepherd, Gary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice describes how a manufacturing company in the North of England transformed their approach to problem-solving and action through the use of a Critical Reflection Action Learning (CRAL) methodology. The company, who had been in business for over 25 years, experienced problems due to a diminishing customer base and substantial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Reflection, Manufacturing Industry
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Doherty, Daniel – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice charts one organisation development practitioner's experience of the influence of action learning (AL) at various points in his career, from the early 1970s to the present day. It explores the impact of AL upon his practice over the years, chronicling various episodes which had strongest impact. It contrasts AL as it was…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Practices, Autobiographies, Ethnography
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Ruane, Meadbh – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The merits of action learning as a change tool and enabler of deep learning are well recognised. However, there is a gap in the literature of participants' stories regarding their experiences on accredited postgraduate executive programmes underpinned by an action learning philosophy. The following account of practice addresses this gap and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Management Development, Graduate Study, Graduate Students
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