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Bourner, Tom; Rospigliosi, Asher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The aim of this article is to make a contribution to understanding the ethos of action learning, by exploring how it was influenced by the early family experience of Reg Revans as the originator of action learning. In order to do so, it examines what is meant by the term 'ethos of action learning' in terms of its values and beliefs. The paper…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Teaching Methods, Family Life, Values
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
The paper notes that action learning has spread globally and is used in a variety of local cultures. It considers Revans' involvement in this international aspect and explores the author's own experience of action learning in cross-cultural contexts. It addresses the issue of 'acculturation' and draws evidence from a number of examples of action…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Learning, Teaching Methods, Cultural Context
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Garcia-Palao, Cristina; Oltra-Mestre, Maria J.; Coughlan, Paul – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Teamworking competence is essential in many operations management environments and can be developed through formal education and practice-based experiences. The main objective of this paper is to describe and to reflect on how to facilitate students in their development in teamworking competence through action learning in Operations Management…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Competence, Management Development, Skill Development
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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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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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Collins, Helen; Callaghan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
We explore the reflections of a lecturer using Action Learning (AL) meetings for the dissertation module on a one-year Master's programme with a predominantly international student cohort. We focus on two concerns: to what extent does AL mitigate against the negative experiences of cross-cultural adaptation? And can we surface and share the…
Descriptors: Student Adjustment, Acculturation, Foreign Students, Coping
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Ramsey, Caroline – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
Reflective Practice has been dominated for the last 25 years by an experiential school as typified by Kolb (1984. "Experiential Learning." Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall). This paper suggests that there are significant problems with an approach to considering futures that is based on 'knowledge' of the past, identification of ongoing…
Descriptors: Reflective Teaching, Poetry, Teaching Methods, Metacognition
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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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Luckman, Elizabeth A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This account of practice examines the implementation of and reactions to action learning through the Lean methodology in a unique, cross-cultural context. I review my time spent as a Lean coach; engaging with, training, and using action learning with employees in a garment manufacturing facility located in Bali, Indonesia. This research addresses…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Cross Cultural Studies, Manufacturing, Foreign Countries
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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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Radcliff, Phil – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2017
This account of practice encompasses a pilot virtual action learning programme with a small group of learners. This was an 18-month extension to the one-week Leadership Open Programme that the participants had previously completed at the Business School. It includes insights from an evaluation study completed in early 2016. It considers in…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Pilot Projects, Leadership Training, Experiential Learning
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Abbott, Christine; Weiss, Michael – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
The notion of action learning driven innovation is explored with reference to three action-learning projects carried out in the last year and a proposed multi stakeholder project starting in 2016. The authors also provide an account of "innovation", including its rationale and characteristics, and argues for its particular suitability in…
Descriptors: Role, Active Learning, Innovation, Problem Solving
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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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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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