Reflections on ‘creative’ action learning in business education: some issues in its theory and practice

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to consider some issues in the uses of what we have termed ‘creative’ action learning in a business education context, and to review some aspects of its practice. A review of the literature, including its use in higher education, is followed by a case illustration of its use in a UK business school with predominantly international students. Action learning is principally thought of as a human resource development practice and is widely used in a variety of public and private sector organisations. The focus here, however, is on the use of action learning in a business school setting and the application of specific creative thinking tools, in order to explore its potential for developing collaborative peer learning and support.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-137
Number of pages12
JournalTeaching in Higher Education
Volume19
Issue number2
Early online date19 Aug 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Action learning
  • business education
  • creative thinking techniques
  • theory and practice

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