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Garcia-Palao, Cristina; Oltra-Mestre, Maria J.; Coughlan, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Teamworking competence is essential in many operations management environments and can be developed through formal education and practice-based experiences. The main objective of this paper is to describe and to reflect on how to facilitate students in their development in teamworking competence through action learning in Operations Management…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Competence, Management Development, Skill Development
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Coghlan, David; Coughlan, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This article explores how Revan's praxeology and learning formula act as the foundation for the authors' enactment of the scholarship of their teaching practice. Linking to accreditation requirement of assurance of learning the authors describe two undergraduate courses that they teach and reflect on how Revan's praxeology of systems…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Instruction, Learning, Educational Practices
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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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Coghlan, David; Coughlan, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
The philosophical foundations of action learning research have not received a great deal of attention. In the context of action learning postgraduate and professional programmes in universities, articulation of a philosophy of action learning research seems timely and appropriate. This article explores a philosophy of action learning research,…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Experiential Learning, Universities, Professional Development
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This article brings together the fields of action learning and operations strategy. It presents a case of action learning focused on strategic operations improvement in the extended manufacturing enterprise. As the third article in the set of explorations in this journal within the fields of action learning, operations strategy and collaborative…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Puzzles, Operations Research
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
The application of action learning in inter-organizational settings is largely undeveloped. This article presents a description of and reflection on an action learning approach to enabling collaborative improvement in the extended manufacturing enterprise. The article focuses in particular on implementing the action learning approach. However, the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Guidelines, Organizational Development, Administrators
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
While much of the literature on action learning focuses on managers developing their capacity to learn and transform their own organizations, this article explores how action learning has been used in inter-organisational settings. Two settings are presented: the first an EU-funded management development programme called the National Action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Institutional Cooperation, Organizational Development