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Donovan, Paul Jeffrey – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
"Undiscussables" are topics associated with threat or embarrassment that are avoided by groups, where that avoidance is also not discussed. Their deleterious effect on executive groups has been a point of discussion for several decades. More recently critical action learning (AL) has brought a welcome focus to power relations within AL…
Descriptors: Leadership, Power Structure, Experiential Learning, Behavioral Science Research
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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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Beniston, Lee; Ellwood, Paul; Gold, Jeff; Roberts, James; Thorpe, Richard – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
There is increasing evidence that action learning is valuable in a higher education setting. This paper goes on to report a personal development programme, based on principles of critical action learning, where the aim is to equip early-career scientists and engineers working in a university setting with the knowledge, skills and confidence to…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Innovation, Science Process Skills, Critical Thinking
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Bloodworth, Mike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
During my first year of practice as a new action learning facilitator undertaking an "ILM Level 5 Certificate in Action Learning Facilitation", an innovative Individual Service Fund pilot was launched by "Certitude", the organisation for which I work. The aim of this pilot was to enable people with learning disabilities and…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Phenomenology, Program Descriptions
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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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Hale, Richard; Saville, Martin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
In the UK, the Civil Service Reform Plan is being implemented with urgency. This requires Civil Service departments and agencies to reform their structures and ways of working in order to deliver effective services in a climate of economic austerity and rapid social and technological change. Historically, Human Resource (HR) professionals have…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Human Resources, Government Employees
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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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Crul, Liselore – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account of practice outlines the Oxyme Action Learning Program which was conducted as part of the Management Challenge in my final year of the MSc in Coaching and Behavioral Change at Henley Business School. The central research questions were: (1) how action learning can help to solve wicked problems and (2) what the effect of an action…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Problem Solving, Influences
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Brook, Cheryl; Milner, Christopher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account reports on some experiences of facilitating action learning with international business students. Interest in international student learning and the international student experience is significant and increasing with a considerable range of literature on the subject. Some of this literature is concerned with the perceived…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Management Development, Graduate Students, Foreign Students
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Jones, Karen; Sambrook, Sally A.; Pittaway, Luke; Henley, Andrew; Norbury, Heather – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This paper presents research with small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners who have participated in a leadership development programme. The primary focus of this paper is on learning transfer and factors affecting it, arguing that entrepreneurs must engage in "action" in order to "learn" and that under certain conditions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship
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Abbott, Christine; Mayes, Cathy – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
Following on from the article "Building Capacity in Social Care: An Evaluation of a National Programme of Action Learning Facilitator Development" (Abbott, C., L. Burtney, and C. Wall. 2013. "Action Learning: Research & Practice" 10 (2): 168--177), this article describes how action learning is being introduced in Cornwall…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Social Work, Foreign Countries, Psychological Services
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Wyton, Paul; Payne, Robin – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
The introduction of a Lean approach to management requires the development of understanding and capability. This in turn requires a structured training intervention and other supporting activities. This paper explores, through a case study, the way in which action learning groups (ALGs) supported the development of Lean capabilities in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Facilities Management, Experiential Learning
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Breen, Judith – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
The field of management education has been the focus of much debate in recent times. Issues relating to the real world and a lack of relevancy in business schools have caused much of this debate. In particular, questions have been raised regarding why business schools should endeavour to bridge this relevancy gap? However, it is important to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Administrator Education, Experiential Learning, Critical Theory
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Blackburn, Michelle – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account of practice focuses on the delivery of Action Learning Sets in Swaziland and Malawi as part of a UK university's remote Master's degree teaching programme. It draws upon the experience of an Academic delivering the programme and the efforts made to refine the approach to action learning given time, understanding and resource…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Individual Development, Group Dynamics
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Doyle, Louise – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2014
This account of practice outlines how action learning was used as the key component of a leadership development initiative for managers in an acute hospital setting. It explains how the initiative was conceived, why action learning was chosen and how action learning principles were incorporated. Insights into the outcomes and considerations for…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Leadership Training, Hospitals, Health Services
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