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Leadership development through action learning sets: An evaluation study

Leadership development through action learning sets: An evaluation study

Walia, Surinder and Marks-Maran, Di (2014) Leadership development through action learning sets: An evaluation study. Nurse Education in Practice, 14 (6). pp. 612-619. ISSN 1471-5953 (doi:

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This article examines the use of action learning sets in a leadership module delivered by a university in south east England. An evaluation research study was undertaking using survey method to evaluate student engagement with action learning sets, and their value, impact and sustainability. Data were collected through a questionnaire with a mix of Likert-style and open-ended questions and qualitative and quantitative data analysis was undertaken. Findings show that engagement in the action learning sets was very high. Action learning sets also had a positive impact on the development of leadership knowledge and skills and are highly valued by participants. It is likely that they would be sustainable as the majority would recommend action learning to colleagues and would consider taking another module that used action learning sets. When compared to existing literature on action learning, this study offers new insights as there is little empirical literature on student engagement with action learning sets and even less on value and sustainability.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: action learning, leadership, leadership training, leadership framework
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education & Health
Faculty of Education & Health > Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
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