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Edmonstone, John; Robson, Jean – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account of practice describes the introduction of an accredited postgraduate management qualification which used action learning as a major contribution to a blended learning approach in a fragile cross-border setting on the edge of Europe. Conventional management education has frequently been challenged on the grounds of relevance, efficacy…
Descriptors: Human Resources, Health Services, Masters Programs, Blended Learning
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Trantom, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This account of practice considers action learning within an accredited leadership course at a post-1992 university. It outlines a more individualistic approach than that envisioned by Reg Revans and questions how this technique, inherited from a Staff Development colleague, could potentially be improved.
Descriptors: Barriers, Leadership, Foreign Countries, Staff Development
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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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Hughes, Derek – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
This paper reviews how action learning was used as part of a regional leadership development programme involving a number of public sector organisations. It explores how the sets were designed and set up and the significant challenges that this particular approach brought. A number of positive tangible outcomes were produced from the sets and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Public Sector, Leadership Training, Foreign Countries
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2010
This article describes the use of "business-driven" action learning in a healthcare setting. It reviews and reflects on an example where action learning does not "take", identifying the likely causes of this. It also poses four questions--whether action learning is counter-cultural in some organisations; whether the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness