Action Learning's Good Company: The Action Modalities

ACTION LEARNING IN PRACTICE: FOURTH EDITION, Chapter 30, Mike Pedler, ed., Henley Buiness School, 2012

25 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2011

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Joseph A. Raelin

Northeastern University - D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

This chapter introduces readers to the broader network of strategies to which action learning may be considered an important hub. For very pragmatic purposes, action learning, according to the author, needs to link with its natural cousins, referred to as ‘action modalities.’ After providing a historical background, seven of these modalities are described followed by an accounting of their differences, and most importantly, their commonalities. Given the latter, there is justification in calling for more collaborative endeavors to unite on behalf of projects in the domain of democratic social change.

Keywords: action learning, action research, participatory research, action science, tacit knowledge, reflection

JEL Classification: D83, I21, J24, M12, M53, M54

Suggested Citation

Raelin, Joseph A., Action Learning's Good Company: The Action Modalities (January 1, 2012). ACTION LEARNING IN PRACTICE: FOURTH EDITION, Chapter 30, Mike Pedler, ed., Henley Buiness School, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1973568

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

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