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Dickenson, Mollie; Burgoyne, John; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
This paper reports findings from research that set out to explore virtual action learning (VAL) as an emerging variety of action learning (AL). In bringing together geographically dispersed individuals within and across organizations, and possibly across time, VAL has obvious potential in both educational and commercial contexts. Whilst there is…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Practices, Virtual Classrooms, Network Analysis
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Burgoyne, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
The purpose of this paper is to argue that the perspective of "critical realism" has considerable potential for moving forward the theory and practice of action learning. The paper addresses three questions: (1) Does action learning emphasise the individual or the collective? (2) Can action learning be thought of as critical, but should it also be…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Realism, Critical Theory, Criticism
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Pedler, Mike; Burgoyne, John; Brook, Cheryl – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2005
This inquiry originates in a conversation between the first two authors which concluded with the challenge that a Revans Institute for Action Learning & Research should not only be doing research "by" action learning and but should also be researching "into" action learning itself. Action learning has been a recognised…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Research