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Ellwood, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The starting assumption of this paper is that the management scholar-practitioner does not exist as a stable distinct category. Rather, scholarly practice may be better understood as the on-going entanglements between scholarly insight and practitioner knowledge. The learning that occurs when practitioners transition to scholarly-practititioners…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Organizational Change, Change Strategies, Learning Processes
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The paper examines the concept of negative capability as a human capacity for containment and contrasts it with well-valued positive capability as expressed through performativity in organisations and society. It identifies the problem of dispersal--the complex ways we behave in order to avoid the emotional challenges of living with uncertainty.…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Accountability, Performance Factors, Cognitive Style
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Doyle, Louise; Kelliher, Felicity; Harrington, Denis – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The aim of this paper is to review the relevant literature on organisational learning and offer a preliminary conceptual framework as a basis to explore how the multi-levels of individual learning and team learning interact in a public healthcare organisation. The organisational learning literature highlights a need for further understanding of…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Workplace Learning, Active Learning, Teamwork
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van Meer, Pleuntje – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
In this paper, van Meer offers an exploration in the context of action learning doctoral research in which she explores leadership consultancy practice. The purpose is to grow insight on learning as a lived experience. Artful knowing offers a way to learn about life and practice, through a deeply personal, reflective and sense-making process. The…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Comprehension, Epistemology
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Pedler, Mike; Hsu, Shih-wei – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper explores the idea of unlearning in Critical Action Learning (CAL) as applied to the wicked problems of organisations and societies. It draws on data and ideas developed during a research project conducted for "Skills for Care" by Pedler, Abbott, Brook and Burgoyne ("Skills for Care" 2014) and from experiences on…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Social Work, Caseworkers, Learning
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Brook, Cheryl; Milner, Christopher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account reports on some experiences of facilitating action learning with international business students. Interest in international student learning and the international student experience is significant and increasing with a considerable range of literature on the subject. Some of this literature is concerned with the perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Development, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Joyce, Pauline – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This paper reflects on how action learning sets (ALSs) were used to support organisational change initiatives. It sets the scene with contextualising the inclusion of change projects in a masters programme. Action learning is understood to be a dynamic process where a team meets regularly to help individual members address issues through a highly…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Organizational Change, Student Experience, Teaching Experience
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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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Karallis, Takis; Sandelands, Eric – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
This article provides a case study of how Kentz Engineers & Constructors, with more than 10,000 employees in 26 countries, are leveraging learning to "Build better futures" for its stakeholders: clients, shareholders, employees and communities. Kentz provide opportunities for learning at all levels, ensuring that "no one is left behind". This case…
Descriptors: Employees, Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Case Studies
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Gibb, Allan – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This paper explores the role that action learning might play in micro and small enterprise development. It is divided into two parts. The first part focuses upon the distinctive characteristics of smallness and ownership and their implication for management development processes in the owner managed firm. In particular the impact of personal…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Values, Management Development, Business Education
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Mumford, Alan – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2006
Kurt Lewin's epigrammatic paradox is particularly true for action learning. Marquardt and Waddill (2004), and previously Yorks O'Neil and Marsick (1999) have approached the issue of the relationship between theory and action learning by looking at a variety of theories which they have placed in "schools". This provides an interesting analysis, but…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Theories, Organizational Theories, Organizational Development