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Student accounts of action learning on a DBA Programme: Learning Inaction

Groves, CJ and Mendonca, R and Parker, A and Udo, U (2015) Student accounts of action learning on a DBA Programme: Learning Inaction. Action Learning: research and practice, 12 (3). pp. 334-343. ISSN 1476-7341

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Abstract

This account of practice sets out the action learning experience of three doctoral students on the same DBA programme at a UK university. It also include the sense-making of a fourth member of the set. It explores the tension between their area of work and their engagement in the action learning process and, in so doing, contributes to the ongoing debate about the relative priority of learning and problem-solving in action learning. The account narrates the students’ personal accounts of their involvement with the action learning set, what they felt worked and what did not before reflecting on their personal contributions as hybrid practitioner-learners. Insights into the experience are offered up to illuminate the function and purpose of the action learning set within a management education programme.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Action Learning: research and practice on 22 Dec 2015 available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14767333.2015.1094620
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1303 Specialist Studies In Education, 1503 Business And Management
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Liverpool Business School
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2016 15:55
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2016 15:55
Editors: Lawless, A
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2805

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