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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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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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Groves, Catherine J.; Orbaek White, Gabrielle D.; Panya, Fuangfa; Stewart, Jim – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Management education is at a pivotal crossroads. In an increasingly globalized world, where change is the only constant, business school graduates leaving university are faced with ever intensifying competition and complexity. Universities have responded by increasing their emphasis on teaching 'employability skills' to graduates. However,…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Employment Potential, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students
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Antonacopoulou, Elena – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper presents a fresh conceptualisation of critical action learning by energising critique in action and in learning, embedding this as integral to Continuous Professional Development (CPD). The criticality that action learning promotes could be most impactful, in fostering a mode of learning -- "Learning in Crisis" -- that…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Professional Development, Criticism, Models
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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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Bong, Hyeon-Cheol; Cho, Yonjoo; Kim, Hyung-Sook – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
As the number of organizations implementing action learning increases, both successful and failed cases also increase in action learning practice in South Korea. Existing studies on action learning have listed key success factors of action learning at the program level or at the team level but have not paid sufficient attention to the program…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Instructional Design, Design Preferences, Models
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Kozubska, Joanna; MacKenzie, Bob – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
Here, we argue that action learning (AL) has been evolving into different variations, whose respective advocates appear to concentrate on one of the several components inherent in Revans' formulation of AL as L = P + Q. They do this--sometimes inappropriately--to the virtual or relative exclusion of other aspects, and this has consequences for the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Classification, Stakeholders, Learning Theories
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Yoon, Hyung Joon; Cho, Yonjoo; Bong, Hyeon-Cheol – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
The primary purpose of this article is to evaluate the impact of a dual-project action learning program (DPALP) conducted in South Korea. A dual-project program requires each participant to carry out both team and individual projects. Cho and Egan's [2009. Action learning research: A systematic review and conceptual framework. "Human Resource…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Experiential Learning, Leadership
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Soffe, Stephen M.; Marquardt, Michael J.; Hale, Enoch – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
Recent scholarship and the news media have identified a lack of critical thinking and ethical behavior in the business world. These deficiencies have led to faulty decision-making, ineffective planning, and frequent organizational dysfunction. This situation has focused attention on both practitioners in the field of business and on the university…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Critical Thinking, Ethics, Synthesis
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Roberts, Cynthia; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2011
Drawing on their experience in a Midwest healthcare system, the authors propose a model of leadership development through action learning that embraces "concentric collaboration" at its core. The present study suggests that the process of concentric collaboration can serve to strengthen the skills of the individual leader as well as…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Experiential Learning, Cooperation, Organizational Change
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Coghlan, David; Coughlan, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
The philosophical foundations of action learning research have not received a great deal of attention. In the context of action learning postgraduate and professional programmes in universities, articulation of a philosophy of action learning research seems timely and appropriate. This article explores a philosophy of action learning research,…
Descriptors: Scientific Methodology, Experiential Learning, Universities, Professional Development
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Raelin, Joe – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
This article begins with the presumption that action learning has not made as deep an impact in promoting participatory social change as its supporters may have hoped for, but nor has its cousin action modalities, such as action research and action science. These action strategies have evolved separately along distinct traditions and, rather than…
Descriptors: Action Research, Experiential Learning, Social Change, Epistemology
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Rae, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2009
The Student Placements for Entrepreneurs in Education (SPEED) project ran in 12 higher education institutes in the UK between 2006 and 2008, providing an innovative, action learning-based route that enabled students to start new business ventures as self-started work experience, and has influenced successor programmes. The paper addresses three…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Higher Education, Experiential Learning, Work Experience
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Oliver, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
Action learning encourages individual reflection, insightful questioning and assumption breaking that result in changes in attitude and behaviour. This learning process provides the potential to explore and solve complex organizational problems such as the question of how to develop a future business strategy. Existing literature on the process of…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Experiential Learning, Management Development, Models
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Coughlan, Paul; Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2008
The application of action learning in inter-organizational settings is largely undeveloped. This article presents a description of and reflection on an action learning approach to enabling collaborative improvement in the extended manufacturing enterprise. The article focuses in particular on implementing the action learning approach. However, the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Guidelines, Organizational Development, Administrators
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