Learning in action or learning inaction? Emotion and politics in action learning

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Action learning is never detached from the political context within which this method is employed, or the assumptions that motivate its use. Action learning inevitably serves political purposes that inform attempts to learn - for individuals, within groups and in organizations - and it connects to power relations, whether these are prevailing or emerging, whether they favour domination or resistance. This chapter (therefore) addresses the connections between emotion, politics and learning, and the implications of such connections for action learning in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAction Learning in Practice
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317185772
ISBN (Print)9781409418412
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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