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Cother, Genevieve – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper adds to the body of evidence demonstrating the efficacy of action learning to achieve measurable progress toward sustainability goals. It supports prior assertions that action and reflection develop the conditions of "awareness," "agency" and "association" required to develop the circular economy. The early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Economic Development, Higher Education
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Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun; Wood, Lesley; Kearney, Judith – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
Action learning within community-based research is a powerful capacitator of social action. Here, we consider three aspects of action learning that are vital to enable this: (i) developing self-directed and lifelong action learning; (ii) generating local and theoretical knowledge through action research and reflection on learning; and (iii)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Social Action, Participatory Research
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Boak, George; Gold, Jeff; Devins, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to examine the role played by action learning in a collaborative action research project to alleviate poverty in a city region in the UK. Researchers from two universities worked with 12 large anchor organisations to investigate procurement and employment practices that positively impacted inclusive growth within the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Poverty, Foreign Countries
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Booth, Annie L.; Aben, Kyle; Otter, Barbara; Corrigall, Todd; Ray, Christie; Earley, Sinead – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
We discuss an innovative action-learning course co-developed by the University of Northern British Columbia, the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (Canada) and local businesses. The Carbon and Energy Management course is an undergraduate/graduate course initiated by the Chamber to address an interest in climate change amongst local…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Climate, Change
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Ogun, Adrian; Braggs, Reginald; Gold, Jeff – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
The paper considers the learning of former abductees in Nigeria who enrolled on the New Foundation School University Preparatory (NFSUP) programme at the American University of Nigeria (AUN). The research question is: Can action learning enable a holistic evaluation of the student learning experiences of former terrorist abductees on a university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Active Learning, Terrorism, College Preparation
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Robertson, Jane; le Sueur, Heidi; Terblanche, Nicky – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Facilitating reflection for personal growth in a business context requires careful thought and planning. As a learning process, Business-Driven Action Learning (BDAL) has two points of focus. It aims to firstly identify and make recommendations regarding a business challenge, whist secondly facilitating potentially significant individual personal…
Descriptors: Freehand Drawing, Transformative Learning, Reflection, Management Development
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The paper notes that action learning has spread globally and is used in a variety of local cultures. It considers Revans' involvement in this international aspect and explores the author's own experience of action learning in cross-cultural contexts. It addresses the issue of 'acculturation' and draws evidence from a number of examples of action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning, Teaching Methods, Cultural Context
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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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Jones, Becky Quew; Brook, Cheryl – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice offers an example of the use of action learning within the undergraduate Degree Apprenticeship Curriculum of a UK university, specifically the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. This programme is aimed at an age-diverse group who are supported by their employers through the levy to improve their knowledge, skills and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Apprenticeships
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Sanyal, Chandana – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice provides a practical example of the use of mindfulness practice within action learning which was a component of a bespoke UK Business School post-graduate leadership development programme commissioned by an English NHS Mental Health Trust aimed at improving the leadership capacity of mid-level managers through work-based…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Leadership Training, Active Learning, Workplace Learning