Developing Managers as Learners and Researchers: Using Action Learning and Action Research
Journal of Management Education, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 670-689, October 2006
30 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2008
Date Written: 2006
This article takes the view that formal educational programs often miss opportunities to use the rich experiences of working managers to produce both learning and knowledge. Two alternative pedagogical approaches, action learning and action research, are proposed as contributing to management education by their respective capabilities of generating practical learning and producing actionable knowledge. These approaches are compared with one another and with conventional classroom methodology using a new framework based on voice, level, form, and time.
Keywords: Action learning, action research, actionable knowledge, management education, reflection
JEL Classification: M10, M12, M53
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