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Cother, Genevieve June; Cother, Robert Fletcher; Woodworth, William Stanley; Souster, Leslie John; Moriarty, Daniel; Miller, Luke; Chugg, Roxanne; Cother, Christine Sophia – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Feedback from companies forming a community of practice in Tasmania, Australia, is that there is a need for a framework for self-directed action learning within each organisation as well as across the action learning community. Senior management report that there is a 'falling away' after a facilitated action learning intervention concludes and,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Organizational Culture, Learning Processes
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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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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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Cother, Robert; Cother, Genevieve – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
In 2009, Skills Tasmania approached the authors to deliver their Lean Action Learning programme in Tasmania. This programme had run successfully in South Australia for some five years. For Tasmania, a requirement was that participants in the programme be eligible for a nationally recognised VET qualification on completion of the programme. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Vocational Education, Qualifications
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Dovey, Ken; Rembach, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Across the world, higher education is facing new challenges as governments cut subsidies, new technologies enable "massively open" online courses, students are accessed from global locations, and the centuries-old mission of universities is commercialised. In spite of these profound changes, most institutions of higher education have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Administrative Organization, Higher Education
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Donovan, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
Collective decision making is an increasing requirement in organizations where the emphasis is on team work at every level. It is, however, very complex and difficult to achieve in practice. Too frequently, important discussions are bypassed or, while the majority of the meeting participants remain mute, decisions are being made by a vocal few. In…
Descriptors: Action Research, Experiential Learning, Active Learning, Participative Decision Making
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Hill, Robyn – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This paper explores the conduct and outcomes of an action learning activity during a period of intense organisational change in a medium-sized vocational education and training organisation in Victoria, Australia. This organisation was the subject of significant change due to government-driven and statewide amalgamation, downsizing and sector…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Vocational Education
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Wilson, Valerie; McCormack, Brendan; Ives, Glenice – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
Action Learning is now a well established strategy for reflective inquiry in healthcare. Whilst a great deal is know about action learning there has been inadequate research on the process of learning that takes place, and the impact that this holds for individuals, groups or organisations. This article reports on the findings of 15-month action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Program Effectiveness, Learning Processes, Inquiry
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Ceely, Brad; Davis, Anne Maree; Hooke, Natalie; Kelly, Margaret; Lewis, Peter; Watson, Claudia – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
The action learning set (ALS) is an often-used tool in practice development to facilitate group reflection. As such, its use evolves in the hands of the participants as they become more comfortable with the process and as trust develops amongst group members. This paper aims to discuss the journey of one ALS over a 2-year period. It seeks to…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Group Activities
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Mueller, Jens; Liang, Tan Wee; Hanjun, Hu; Thornton, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2006
In this paper, the authors review more than 300 reports of students in New Zealand, Australia, China, Singapore and South Korea who have participated in a global action-learning program to teach entrepreneurship and free market economics to their respective communities, through Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE). The authors use the results of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Free Enterprise System
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Sankaran, Shankar; Hase, Stewart; Dick, Bob; Davies, Alan – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2006
In this paper, the authors describe their experience of establishing an action research/learning-based doctoral program in Singapore by an Australian university, which was designed to help managers get academic accreditation while solving workplace problems. The program was designed by four managers working in Singapore and their supervisors.…
Descriptors: Action Research, Experiential Learning, Doctoral Programs, Foreign Countries
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Penney, Dawn; Leggett, Bridget – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2005
This paper reflects our commitments as teacher educators to develop the skills, knowledge and interests amongst "nearly qualified teachers" to establish action learning as an integral part of their professional practice. We outline the development of an undergraduate unit that is endeavouring to achieve this at Edith Cowan University,…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Action Research, Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries
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Hoban, Garry F. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2004
Action learning is based on three educational principles--"reflection", "community", and "action"--that interrelate and reinforce each other to support ongoing learning about experiences in the workplace. This study explains how an action learning program established for a small group of science teachers in a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Educational Principles, Experiential Learning, Science Teachers