Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21474
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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Doing Action Research in Organizations: Using Communicative Spaces to Facilitate (Transformative) Professional Learning
Authors: Eady, Sandra
Drew, Valerie
Smith, Annetta
Contact Email: sandra.eady@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Professional learning
dilemmas
action research
transformative learning
communicative spaces
education and health
Issue Date: Jun-2015
Publisher: SAGE
Citation: Eady S, Drew V & Smith A (2015) Doing Action Research in Organizations: Using Communicative Spaces to Facilitate (Transformative) Professional Learning, Action Research, 13 (2), pp. 105-122.
Abstract: This paper considers the nature of professional learning arising through the processes of carrying out action research in professional organizations. It suggests that communicative space opened up outside of the professional context can lead to unanticipated professional learning. Such learning could be considered transformative in the way it leads professionals to reframe their understanding of the dilemma arising from doing action research. To illustrate this, two cases are presented to show the pivotal role university tutors can play not only in the way they create and maintain communicative space but also in the way they purposefully employ strategies to interrupt and challenge viewpoints, assumptions and practices held by professionals doing action research, enabling professional learning to become transformative.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/21474
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1476750314549078
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Affiliation: Education
Professional Education
Health Sciences Western Isles

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