Action learning in East Africa:new encounters or impossible challenges?

Burger, Ulrike and Trehan, K. (2018) Action learning in East Africa:new encounters or impossible challenges? Action Learning: Research and Practice, 15 (2). pp. 126-138. ISSN 1476-7333

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Abstract

Action learning is extending its reach internationally and is increasingly used in distinct cultural settings. This paper explores action learning in an African context and examines how action learning as a cultural product is biased towards Western values and practices. We draw attention to the political, cultural and social encounters of internationalizing action learning which are often glossed over in current debates. The paper illuminates the historical development of pedagogical practices in Africa to elucidate how the social, political, cultural and economic processes have influenced and informed learning in African societies. Second, we review action learning and question its relevance and transferability in non-Western contexts. Finally, we will reflect on the potential of action learning in Africa, and its implications for future research and practice. © 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Action Learning: Research and Practice
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/3300/3304
Subjects:
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Organisation, Work & Technology
ID Code: 129461
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 09 Dec 2019 16:35
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 04:50
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/129461

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