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Aspinwall, Kath; Pedler, Mike; Radcliff, Phil – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper presents a case study based on the evaluation of the two VAL (virtual action learning) sets. We report participants learning both leadership and the VAL process based on the basis of telephone interviews. We conclude that what is learned about leadership is connected with how learning takes place and suggest that the content and process…
Descriptors: Virtual Classrooms, Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Case Studies
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Robertson, Jane; Bell, Diane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
Business Driven Action Learning (BDAL), as a learning philosophy that attempts to create real value for business is often used by executive education providers in their management development programmes. As the action learning facilitator, I found that the learning that took place during such a management development programme resulted in…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Philosophy, Management Development, Stress Variables
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Horváth, Miklós – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This article argues that action learning has been incorporated into the Chinese administrative system because of a functional need for Western learning technology. This finding contrasts with those presented in the existing literature, which assert that Western practices have only been partially implemented, if implemented at all, because they…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Governance, Political Attitudes, Social Systems
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Marchand, Trevor – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This account of practice explores the benefits and challenges of using Action Learning (AL) with junior researchers. Findings are grounded in an AL set of six doctoral students, organised and convened by the author. The case study reveals the range of emotional and structural hurdles that Ph.D. candidates typically face in completing their…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students, Case Studies
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Muskett, Judith A.; Village, Andrew – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
Rural clergy often lack colleagues and may struggle with isolation, especially if over-extended in multi-parish benefices. Theory suggests that this sense of isolation could be addressed by launching clergy action learning sets, which have the potential to establish a peer support network through the formation of social capital as a by-product of…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Experiential Learning, Social Capital, Clergy
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McGrath, Helen; O'Toole, Thomas – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This paper applies an action research (AR) design and action learning (AL) approach to network capability development in an entrepreneurial context. Recent research suggests that networks are a viable strategy for the entrepreneurial firm to overcome the liabilities associated with newness and smallness. However, a gap emerges as few, if any,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Entrepreneurship, Action Research
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Stephens, Simon; Margey, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning involves balancing the often conflicting forces between working knowledge and academic knowledge. This paper explores the experience of executive learners; academics and external contributors involved in action learning at the postgraduate level. The executive learners are members of cohorts on two masters programmes based in…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Knowledge Level, Graduate Students, Foreign Countries
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Bwegyeme, Jacinta; Munene, John C. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
The article presents an account of how action learning principles were implemented to alleviate complex problems in universities. It focuses on the registrars and administrators under the academic Registrar's department. The Marquardt model of action learning was used in combination with the constructivist theories of learning, namely community of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Universities
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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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Marquardt, Michael J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
Action learning was introduced into China less than 20 years ago, but has rapidly become a valuable tool for organizations seeking to solve problems, develop their leaders, and become learning organizations. This article provides an historical overview of action learning in China, its cultural underpinnings, and five case studies. It concludes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Educational History, Cultural Context
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Wyton, Paul; Payne, Robin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
The introduction of a Lean approach to management requires the development of understanding and capability. This in turn requires a structured training intervention and other supporting activities. This paper explores, through a case study, the way in which action learning groups (ALGs) supported the development of Lean capabilities in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Facilities Management, Experiential Learning
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Park, Sunyoung; Kang, Ingu; Valencic, Taryn R.; Cho, Yonjoo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the contexts in which action learning has been used and provide implications for the design of action learning programmes. We performed a content analysis of 127 articles (case studies and case reports included) published in "Action Learning: Research and Practice" between 2004 and 2012. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Case Studies, Professional Development
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Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This essay is about how to learn to organise to tackle the intractable and most difficult problems of organisations and societies. It opens with a discussion of the nature of such problems, which are the spur for Revans' action learning and the focus of some recent thinking on leadership. Action learning works on the basis of peer relationships…
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Learning Strategies, Cancer, Experiential Learning
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Nalborczyk, Sarah; Sandelands, Luke – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account examines the action learning process adopted by Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., embedded in the organization through the in-company Emerald Academy. In case study format, the paper emphasizes that in order to align learning with organizational objectives joined up thinking and practice is needed beyond the learning and development…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Organizational Objectives, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes
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Conklin, James; Cohen-Schneider, Rochelle; Linkewich, Beth; Legault, Emma – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This paper reports on a study of how action learning facilitates the movement of knowledge between social contexts. The study involved a community organization that provides educational services related to aphasia and members of a complex continuing care (CCC) practice that received training from the agency. People with aphasia (PWA) (a disability…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Aphasia, Learning Processes, Case Studies
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