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Shepherd, Gary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
In this account of practice I would like to share my experiences of facilitating a Critical Reflection Action Learning (CRAL) set with a small family run business, struggling to make change and expand their services due to the problems they encountered in separating their business lives from their family lives. The account I present here is based…
Descriptors: Small Businesses, Family (Sociological Unit), Active Learning, Reflection
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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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McGrath, Helen; O'Toole, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper applies an action research (AR) design and action learning (AL) approach to network capability development in an entrepreneurial context. Recent research suggests that networks are a viable strategy for the entrepreneurial firm to overcome the liabilities associated with newness and smallness. However, a gap emerges as few, if any,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Entrepreneurship, Action Research
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Wang, Jinshuai; Bloodworth, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper describes an action learning programme with China Unicom Broadband Limited (CUBO) to support its vision of transforming to become a world-leading broadband communications and information service provider. 64 Department directors and supervisors were invited to take part in the "China Unicom Broadband Online Phoenix Action Learning…
Descriptors: Facilitators (Individuals), Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Program Design
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Boak, George – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper is based on a study of learning processes within 35 healthcare therapy teams that took action to improve their services. The published research on team learning is introduced, and the paper suggests it is an activity that has similarities with action research and with those forms of action learning where teams address collective…
Descriptors: Health Services, Learning Processes, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork
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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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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The paper examines the benefits claimed for action learning at individual, organisational and inter-organisational levels. It goes on to identify both generic difficulties in evaluating development programmes and action learning specifically. The distinction between formative and summative evaluation is considered and a summative evaluation…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Adult Education, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness
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Reese, Simon R. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This paper reflects upon a three-step process to expand the problem definition in the early stages of an action learning project. The process created a community-powered problem-solving approach within the action learning context. The simple three steps expanded upon in the paper create independence, dependence, and inter-dependence to aid the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Problem Solving
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Leonard, H. Skipton – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Clients and practitioners alike are often confused about the ultimate purpose of action learning (AL). Because of the title of the method, many believe the primary goal of AL is to generate learning. This article clarifies the relationship between action, learning, and solutions. It also provides historical evidence to support the conclusion that…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Role of Education, Problem Solving, Leadership Training
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Antell, Sonja; Heywood, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning is often used as an element of leadership development programmes. The intention is to support classroom learning with an experiential thread which runs throughout the life of the programme. Action Learning Associates (ALA) has been working with an international organisation for three years to deliver the global "First Line…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Delivery Systems, Global Approach
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Reese, Simon – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This paper reflects upon a sub-optimal action learning application with a strategic business re-design project. The objective of the project was to improve the long-term business performance of a subsidiary business and build the strategic plan. Action learning was introduced to aid the group in expanding their view of the real problems…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Academic Failure, Expectation
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Yeadon-Lee, Annie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning (AL) is often viewed as a process that facilitates professional learning through the creation of a positive psychological climate [Marquardt, M. J. 2000. "Action Learning and Leadership." "The Learning Organisation" 7 (5): 233-240; Schein, E. H. 1979. "Personal Change Through Interpersonal…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Safety, Professional Development, Psychological Patterns
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Mullen, Carol A.; Rodríguez, Mariela A.; Allen, Tawannah G. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This account of practice describes what three executive leaders in a professional association have learned about action learning and their own practices of organizational renewal. Data are approached narratively and stories are told from the perspectives of diverse educators' experiences, agency, and expertise. Mature organizations can be…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Leaders, Experience, Expertise
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Schumacher, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The article presents and illustrates the learning journey (LJ)--a new management development approach to inter-organisational learning based on observation, reflection and problem-solving. The LJ involves managers from different organisations and applies key concepts of action learning and systemic organisational development. Made up of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Management Development, Institutional Cooperation
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Stephens, Simon; Margey, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning involves balancing the often conflicting forces between working knowledge and academic knowledge. This paper explores the experience of executive learners; academics and external contributors involved in action learning at the postgraduate level. The executive learners are members of cohorts on two masters programmes based in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Knowledge Level, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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