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Wells, Carol; Animashaun, Ikedola; Gibb, Anneliese – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
The assessed and supported year in employment (ASYE) is employer-led and provides a programme to support and assess newly qualified social workers (NQSWs) working with children and families and adults during their first year of employment. Action learning was brought into Cambridgeshire County Councils ASYE programme as a 12-month pilot from…
Descriptors: Social Work, Experiential Learning, Caseworkers, Program Descriptions
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Robertson, Jane; Bell, Diane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL), as a learning philosophy that attempts to create real value for business is often used by executive education providers in their management development programmes. As the action learning facilitator, I found that the learning that took place during such a management development programme resulted in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Philosophy, Management Development, Stress Variables
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Luckman, Elizabeth A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This account of practice examines the implementation of and reactions to action learning through the Lean methodology in a unique, cross-cultural context. I review my time spent as a Lean coach; engaging with, training, and using action learning with employees in a garment manufacturing facility located in Bali, Indonesia. This research addresses…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cross Cultural Studies, Manufacturing, Foreign Countries
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Wood, Lesley; Louw, Ina; Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
As supervisors who advocate the transformational potential of research both to generate theory and practical and emancipatory outcomes, we practice participatory action learning and action research (PALAR). This paper offers an illustrative case of how supervision practices based on action learning can foster emancipatory and lifelong learning…
Descriptors: Action Research, Experiential Learning, Lifelong Learning, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Warwick, Rob; McCray, Janet; Board, Douglas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This paper considers the logic of practice of the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu in relation to critical action learning: in particular "habitus" which is co-created with field and the interplay amongst the two in the form of misrecognition and risk. We draw on interviews with participants who have experienced action learning as part…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Risk, Leadership Training, Work Environment
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Horváth, Miklós – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This article argues that action learning has been incorporated into the Chinese administrative system because of a functional need for Western learning technology. This finding contrasts with those presented in the existing literature, which assert that Western practices have only been partially implemented, if implemented at all, because they…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Governance, Political Attitudes, Social Systems
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Cother, Genevieve; Cother, Robert F. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Business Action Learning Tasmania's (BALT) mission is self-reliant industry development, with diverse companies co-operating to improve their profitability, develop their people and grow the local economy. This is achieved through collaborative action learning, with companies working together on projects of vital importance and sharing the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Economic Development
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Remneland Wikhamn, Björn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This paper will critically examine how the two influential pedagogical approaches of action-based learning and constructive alignment relate to each other, and how they may differ in focus and basic assumptions. From the outset, they are based on similar underpinnings, with the student and the learning outcomes in the center. Drawing from…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Alignment (Education), Masters Programs, Business Administration Education
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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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Sell, Katharina C. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
What are our options if we have to let go of the idea of controllability in our ever more complex world? What tools do we have to navigate in a territory that we can't "manage" anymore, where the old instruments of command and control have lost their grip? What makes us "know" when intellectual knowing capitulates in the face…
Descriptors: Transformational Leadership, Experiential Learning, Organizational Change, Action Research
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