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Work-based learning, Action learning and the virtual paradigm

Work-based learning, Action learning and the virtual paradigm

Gray, David E. ORCID: 0000-0002-3881-5083 (2001) Work-based learning, Action learning and the virtual paradigm. Journal of Further and Higher Education, 25 (3). pp. 315-324. ISSN 0309-877X (Print), 1469-9486 (Online) (doi:

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Action learning is a central part of many work-based learning programmes, and, to be effective, requires the learner to engage in reflective learning. This article looks at how the reflective learning cycle can be integrated with action learning processes to create the dynamic of enhanced business effectiveness and individual understanding. Through a case study of a university‐corporate partnership, the article explores how a virtual learning environment (web-based materials and interactive forum) can be integrated effectively into the action learning-reflection cycle. It is suggested that the combination of action learning and virtual technology has the potential for enhancing learning, providing data for interactive discussions, and a means of disseminating new knowledge and management best practice within organisations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: work-based learning, action learning, eLearning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 12:21

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