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

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Joseph A. Raelin

Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business

David Coghlan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Raelin, Joseph A. and Coghlan, David, Developing Managers as Learners and Researchers: Using Action Learning and Action Research (2006). Journal of Management Education, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 670-689, October 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1314880

Joseph A. Raelin (Contact Author)

Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business ( email )

360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.damore-mckim.northeastern.edu/faculty/r/raelin-joseph

David Coghlan

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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