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Chrystal, Mark – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice details how an action learning methodology was successfully implemented within a corporate business environment in order to aid its emergence from bankruptcy. The need to quickly develop and adopt new knowledge and business practices was critically important to the survival of the business. The business had been…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Debt (Financial), Corporations, Organizational Culture
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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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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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Pedanik, Rasmus – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This paper provides an overview of John Dewey's ecological psychology and his basic concepts: experience, inquiry, and habit. The concept of habit, which is particularly relevant in understanding problem-solving strategies, is further explicated on the basis of Gross's (2009. "A Pragmatist Theory of Social Mechanisms." "American…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Questioning Techniques, Behavior Patterns
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Action learning has evolved over a period of time when managerialism and performativity, which are aspects of neoliberalism, have become stronger and this explains, in part, the emergence of Critical Action Learning (CAL). Performativity, in particular, has increasingly become internalised by people at work. CAL seems to be limited to power…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Critical Theory, Neoliberalism, World Views
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Raelin, Joseph A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Is there a viable pedagogical method to prepare people, as they engage together in their practice, for the assumption of collective leadership? In this article the author makes the case that such a method is already available via action learning but for its adoption as a collective leadership development approach. The author's agenda is twofold:…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Teaching Methods, Leadership Qualities, Teamwork
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Scott, Daniel – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
In completing an action learning facilitation qualification in 2012, I documented an account of practice during the first year of my experience as a facilitator. The main areas of my learning related to four themes: fear of rejection, using and abusing power, content versus process and critical action learning. These learnings are linked to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Power Structure, Course Content, Rejection (Psychology)
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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
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Sandager, Dorte; Bragh, Kirsten; Svalgaard, Lotte – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Promoting open reflection and exploration on group dynamics is delicate work and is often considered 'not very business-like' in a business context. How to approach this work is a constant balance and struggle for action learning practitioners. In this account of practice, we present central elements in our action learning framework -- Action…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Experiential Learning, Business, Teaching Methods
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Wilson, Nicola; Dewis, Caragh – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice shares insights from past and present members of a self-facilitating action learning set, where each of the members is an action learning facilitator. Motivations for joining the set encompassed the opportunity to 'practice what you preach' by being a set member as well as a facilitator, the potential to refine and develop…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Motivation, Self Efficacy
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OFarrell, Jack – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This account relates my experiences as facilitator of an action learning set on a DBA cohort comprising international students and myself. It outlines the reasons for my selection as facilitator and describes my initial expectations and assumptions of action learning. I chart the difficulty in separating the 'what' of my own research from the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Cohort Analysis, Foreign Students
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Bourner, Tom; Brook, Cheryl; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This article concerns the origins of the idea of action learning, especially the claim by Revans that his Memorandum on "The Entry of Girls into the Nursing Profession" in Essex hospitals written in 1938 was the first step in the development of action learning. Whilst Revans repeatedly made this claim, there is no evidence in the actual…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Position Papers, Nursing Education, Training Methods
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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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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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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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