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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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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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Groves, Catherine J. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2016
This account of practice describes the journey of an "accidental academic" through the Doctoral programme in Business Administration (DBA). It reflects on her experience of action learning and lessons learned to better embed action learning in future DBA teaching and assessment. The account is told from the perspective of a mature…
Descriptors: Reflection, Business Administration Education, Doctoral Programs, Experiential Learning
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Gearty, Margaret – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2015
This paper explores the combination of storytelling and reflective action research as a means to effect change and learning within and across communities and organizations. Taking the complex challenge of "pro-environmental behaviour change" as an example, the paper reflects on the experiences of a pilot project run for the UK government…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Action Research, Foreign Countries, Rural Areas
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Gold, Jeffrey – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
The classical principles of action learning, based on the work of Revans, usually include working with problems as the core. This article aims, by contrast, to show how a recent project of change has incorporated principles of appreciative inquiry (AI) based on social constructionism and positive psychology into an action learning process…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Inquiry, Educational Principles, Educational Practices
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Pedler, Mike; Hauser, Bernhard; Caulat, Ghislaine – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper brings together the reflections of the authors on their shared and individual experiences of virtual action learning. Whilst many conclusions are shared, there are also some points of difference in practices.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Reflection, Learning Experience, Computer Mediated Communication
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Ferrell, Elizabeth W.; Nance, Cara N.; Torres, Amanda L.; Torres, Selina M. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
Many urban high schools serving low-income families have below-average attendance rates, which can indicate that fewer students are prepared to matriculate into college and career opportunities. Through the use of participatory action research (PAR), we--a group of four educators at Wilson High School--have changed school policies and procedures…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Attendance, Urban Schools
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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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Roberts, Cynthia – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account of practice discusses the author's experience in facilitating a small group of managers in health care over lunchtime utilizing an action learning approach. This was part of a larger leadership development initiative which took place in the organization and the intention was to create a more intimate, informal and safe setting whereby…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Mentors, Organizational Communication, Active Learning
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Harrison, Patricia; Edwards, Carys – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account of practice provides a practical example of the use of action learning within a masters educational programme, an MA in Change Management designed and delivered by a collaborative partnership between the Isle of Anglesey County Council (ACC) and Liverpool Business School (LBS), Liverpool John Moores University. The account has been…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Partnerships in Education, Masters Programs, Organizational Change
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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