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Burger, Ulrike – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This account of practice explores the concept of resistance in action learning. Resistance is conceptualized as an attempt of self-protection that is manifested in action learners' struggles with their sense of self-efficacy and their social Self. These struggles are an inherent part of the action learning process and may elicit defensive…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Experiential Learning, Resistance (Psychology), Graduate Students
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Yeadon-Lee, Annie – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This paper presents the proposition that a variety of differing hierarchies exist in an action learning set at any one time, and each hierarchy has the potential to affect an individual's behaviour within the set. An interpretivist philosophy underpins the research framework adopted in this paper. Data were captured by means of 11 in-depth…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Research, Grounded Theory, Interviews
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Coghlan, David – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The case for the notion of action learning research has been posed and explored in several publications over the past few years. There is no tradition within action learning of understanding it as an approach to research. Within some academic circles, there has been a focus on the "action turn," the development of the notion of actionable…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Action Research, Epistemology, Meetings
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Calver, Julia; Gold, Jeff; Stewart, Jim – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
In the UK, the creative sector has been identified as a key strand in the economic recovery strategy. Composed of mostly micro and small enterprises often grouping together for particular commissions and projects, there is a tendency to operate primarily through a series of networks made up of peers. This paper presents the outcomes of a…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Foreign Countries, Industry, Educational Change
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Turner, Arthur; Heneberry, Pamela – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
Involvement in a number of action-learning programmes and associated development opportunities has led the Professional Development Centre Limited to question the relevance of a strict adherence to the "rules" of action learning as described by Reg Revans. A deliberate focus of one such programme to a financial services organisation…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Experiential Learning, Organizational Development, Instructional Effectiveness
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Park, Sunyoung; Kang, Ingu; Valencic, Taryn R.; Cho, Yonjoo – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the contexts in which action learning has been used and provide implications for the design of action learning programmes. We performed a content analysis of 127 articles (case studies and case reports included) published in "Action Learning: Research and Practice" between 2004 and 2012. In this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Content Analysis, Case Studies, Professional Development
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Hunter, Jean – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
How can action learning be used as part of an overall approach to changing the culture of an organisation? This article describes some of the work being done by managers in South Cambridgeshire district to build a more empowered and engaged organisation following the appointment of a new chief executive tasked with raising standards in an…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Group Dynamics, Learner Engagement, Organizational Change
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Richardson, Janet; Grose, Jane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
Green space offers a significant environmental resource that can improve the individual experience of health and quality of life. However, barriers exist that prevent the use of green space, and partnership (multi-agency) working has the potential to overcome these. Current public health policy aims to broaden the range of environmental public…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Agency Cooperation, Community Development
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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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Brook, Cheryl; Christy, Gill – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
The question addressed in this paper is whether action learning as a management development technique can be more effective in promoting ethical decision-making than more traditional approaches. Recent examples of moral failures which have emerged in both corporate and public sector organisations in the UK during recent years have prompted a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning, Ethics, Moral Issues
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Rand, Jane – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2013
This paper considers the shared characteristics between action learning (AL) and the research methodology constructivist grounded theory (CGT). Mirroring Edmonstone's [2011. "Action Learning and Organisation Development: Overlapping Fields of Practice." "Action Learning: Research and Practice" 8 (2): 93-102] article, which…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Grounded Theory, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Haith, Mark P.; Whittingham, Katrina A. – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
What is an action learning set (ALS)? An ALS is a regular, action focused peer discussion group, generally facilitated, to address work place issues. Methods of undertaking ALS: methods are flexible within a range of approaches according to the group's developing needs. Benefits of ALS: builds trust, professional development, enables action,…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, Discussion Groups, Experiential Learning, Peer Groups
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Kozubska, Joanna; MacKenzie, Bob – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
Here, we argue that action learning (AL) has been evolving into different variations, whose respective advocates appear to concentrate on one of the several components inherent in Revans' formulation of AL as L = P + Q. They do this--sometimes inappropriately--to the virtual or relative exclusion of other aspects, and this has consequences for the…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Classification, Stakeholders, Learning Theories
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Hillman, Alison – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
This account draws upon learning from an incident in an action learning set where an individual challenged a mandatory organisational requirement. As a facilitator I reflect upon my initial defensive reaction to this challenge. The use of critical action learning to inform ourselves as facilitators of the underlying tensions between set members…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Facilitators (Individuals), Negative Attitudes, Psychological Patterns
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Yates, Christopher – Action Learning: Research and Practice, 2012
What contributes to longevity in an action learning (AL) set? What holds it together over a long period? The article relates the chronology and reasons why a self-managed set has flourished when so many sets of voluntary membership peter out. Major attributes of successful longevity are the adherence to strong ground rules and disciplined…
Descriptors: Caring, Experiential Learning, Cooperative Learning, Communities of Practice
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