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O'Leary, Denise; Coughlan, Paul; Rigg, Clare; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Case studies are a useful means of capturing and sharing experiential knowledge by allowing researchers to explore the social, organisational and political contexts of a specific case. Although accounts of action learning are often reported using a case study approach, it is not common to see individual case studies being used as a learning…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Small Businesses, International Programs
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Penney, Wendy; Meyer, Julienne; Cash, Penny; Clinnick, Lisa; Martin, Louise – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The implementation of action learning workshops in three nursing homes in rural Victoria, Australia has been critical in the re-visioning of how care can be enhanced for residents. The workshops were designed with the intent of improving quality of care for residents by providing health care staff with opportunities to learn together and effect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Nursing Homes, Older Adults
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Svalgaard, Lotte – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
In Action Learning programmes, it is held central to work on real business challenges (task) while learning about team and self (process); staying mindful aware of the process is referred to in this paper as "double awareness", and emphasises noticing and acting on process cues while working on the task. As business challenges within…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Metacognition, Employees, Experience
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Radcliff, Phil – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This account of practice encompasses a pilot virtual action learning programme with a small group of learners. This was an 18-month extension to the one-week Leadership Open Programme that the participants had previously completed at the Business School. It includes insights from an evaluation study completed in early 2016. It considers in…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Pilot Projects, Leadership Training, Experiential Learning
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Marchand, Trevor – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This account of practice explores the benefits and challenges of using Action Learning (AL) with junior researchers. Findings are grounded in an AL set of six doctoral students, organised and convened by the author. The case study reveals the range of emotional and structural hurdles that Ph.D. candidates typically face in completing their…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Case Studies
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Turner, Arthur; Tee, David; Crompton, Sally – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This paper deals with the on-going practice of a critical action learning set who come together to meet their needs for coaching supervision as a group of executive coaches working from, and within, the University sector in South Wales. The reasons for the successes of, and the challenges around, this practice of four years standing have been…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Supervision, Coaching (Performance), Foreign Countries
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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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van Meer, Pleuntje – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
In this paper, van Meer offers an exploration in the context of action learning doctoral research in which she explores leadership consultancy practice. The purpose is to grow insight on learning as a lived experience. Artful knowing offers a way to learn about life and practice, through a deeply personal, reflective and sense-making process. The…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Comprehension, Epistemology
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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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Curtin, Joseph – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper reports the historical foundation of Northeastern University's course, LDR 6100: Developing Your Leadership Capability, a partial literature review of action learning (AL) and virtual action learning (VAL), a course methodology of LDR 6100 requiring students to apply leadership perspectives using VAL as instructed by the author,…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Virtual Classrooms, Higher Education, Leadership
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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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