Meta-action research on a leadership development program: a process model for life-long learning

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Title Meta-action research on a leadership development program: a process model for life-long learning
Author Fletcher, Margaret Anne; Zuber-Skerritt, Ortrun Dorothea; Bartlett, Brendan John; Albertyn, Ruth; Kearney, Judith Frances
Journal Name Systemic Practice and Action Research
Year Published 2010
Place of publication United States
Publisher Springer
Abstract Our purpose in this paper is to contribute to the field of systemic practice by sharing a process of professional learning based on meta-action research. The process emerged as we engaged with evaluation data from a leadership development program (LDP). The aim of this LDP had been to help leaders design their team projects on poverty reduction through action research methods in six African countries. As facilitators of the program we discuss our experiential learning based on critical reflection. We explain how meta-action research can transform understandings of ways to improve professional practice in future applications. We present three process models: (1) a model of reflection on action, (2) a meta-action research model, and (3) a model for lifelong learning through meta-action research. These models may be of benefit and interest to readers who facilitate systemic practice and action research in education, higher education, communities, industry and government.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Springer Netherlands. This is an electronic version of an article published in Systemic Practice and Action Research, Volume 23, Number 6, 487-507. Systemic Practice and Action Research is available online at: with the open URL of your article
Volume 23
Issue Number 6
Page from 487
Page to 507
ISSN 1094-429X
Date Accessioned 2011-01-27
Language en_US
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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