Meta-action research on a leadership development program: a process model for life-long learning
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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.
Systemic Practice and Action Research
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: http://www.springerlink.com/ with the open URL of your article
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