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Boak, George; Gold, Jeff; Devins, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
The purpose of this paper is to examine the role played by action learning in a collaborative action research project to alleviate poverty in a city region in the UK. Researchers from two universities worked with 12 large anchor organisations to investigate procurement and employment practices that positively impacted inclusive growth within the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Poverty, Foreign Countries
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Anderson, Sam; Broadhurst, Caroline; Edwards, Siobhan; Smith, Michelle – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2020
This paper gives an account of how Action Learning Sets (ALS) are used in two of The Rank Foundation investment streams to support the social action impact of charities and social enterprises. With the aid of two Case Studies, the paper illustrates how the ALS can help to connect, sustain and support the social action responses of the local…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Social Change, Problem Solving, Community Organizations
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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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Shepherd, Gary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Reports of anger and aggression within the general population of the UK have been on the increase since the 2008 financial crisis. Traditional anger management programmes utilise Cognitive Behavioural and Mindfulness theory within a psychoeducational setting to help angry participants adapt and change their behaviours. These approaches have a…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Self Control, Experiential Learning, Reflection
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Jones, Becky Quew; Brook, Cheryl – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
This account of practice offers an example of the use of action learning within the undergraduate Degree Apprenticeship Curriculum of a UK university, specifically the Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship. This programme is aimed at an age-diverse group who are supported by their employers through the levy to improve their knowledge, skills and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Apprenticeships
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Edmonstone, John – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
Action learning has evolved over a period of time when managerialism and performativity, which are aspects of neoliberalism, have become stronger and this explains, in part, the emergence of Critical Action Learning (CAL). Performativity, in particular, has increasingly become internalised by people at work. CAL seems to be limited to power…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Critical Theory, Neoliberalism, World Views
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Scott, Daniel – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2019
In completing an action learning facilitation qualification in 2012, I documented an account of practice during the first year of my experience as a facilitator. The main areas of my learning related to four themes: fear of rejection, using and abusing power, content versus process and critical action learning. These learnings are linked to…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Power Structure, Course Content, Rejection (Psychology)
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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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Hartog, Mary – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper explores what it means to research one's own practice, drawing on my experience as an educational action researcher and creating a "living theory thesis". I begin by identifying key theories that inform my approach, exploring how scholarship in the form of self-study is viewed as a discipline, addressing issues of rigour and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Improvement, Scholarship
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Akobo, Loliya Agbani – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The concept of action learning looks at how people learn, which is using gained knowledge to create needful and beneficial change. As a result, real problems and concerns are the contexts for which programmed knowledge and questioning insights are set to allow for unlearning and learning. Using Reg Revans theory which assumes action learning as…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Radio, Females, Entrepreneurship
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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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Sanyal, Chandana – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This paper explores the practice of action learning (AL) facilitation in supporting AL set members to address their 'messy' problems through a self-reflexive approach using the concept of 'living theory' [Whitehead, J., and J. McNiff. 2006. "Action Research Living Theory." London: Sage]. The facilitation practice is investigated through…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Investigations, Educational Theories
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Bourner, Tom; Brook, Cheryl; Pedler, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
This article concerns the origins of the idea of action learning, especially the claim by Revans that his Memorandum on "The Entry of Girls into the Nursing Profession" in Essex hospitals written in 1938 was the first step in the development of action learning. Whilst Revans repeatedly made this claim, there is no evidence in the actual…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Position Papers, Nursing Education, Training Methods
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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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Hale, Richard; Norgate, Carolyn; Traeger, James – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2018
The authors review the Organisational Development and Design (OD&D) capability building programmes they have facilitated in the UK Civil Service and consider the learning and impact which they have had at an individual and organisational level. These programmes have been delivered to over 350 professional civil servants across a broad range of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Organizational Development, Government Employees, Foreign Countries
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