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Original article | International Journal of Progressive Education 2023, Vol. 19(1) 1-10

A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences and Meaning of Participating in a Syndicate for Completing an Action Learning Project on a Short Study Programme at a Business School

Moreoagae Bertha Randa, Mirose Muhlarhi, Marlize E. Cochrane, Marlize E. Cochrane & Marlize E. Cochrane

pp. 1 - 10   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2023.517.1   |  Manu. Number: MANU-2201-17-0001

Published online: February 01, 2023  |   Number of Views: 269  |  Number of Download: 327


Abstract

The paper is based on a study of the experiences of a syndicate consisting of five members forced by the course management in a nine month Future Leaders in Digital Business study programme at the Wits Business School in Johannesburg, South Africa. Syndicates were formed to complete the research component when the other modules were done at individual level. The Action Learning Project component, required syndicates to undertake a study that would be implemented to improve some real work problem. Qualitative study design was followed to uncover the meanings from the experiences narrated, using phenomenology to reveal the meanings and implications of these experiences. Purposive sampling required the participation of the five students from the syndicate. The findings revealed synergistic gains that came through the activities, and showed the possibility of teams functioning at optimal levels that can lead to no one underperforming while everybody over-performs and benefits plentifully.

Keywords: Coerced Membership, Smart Objectives, Synergy, Value-Add


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Randa, M.B., Muhlarhi, M., Cochrane, M.E., Cochrane, M.E. & Cochrane, M.E. (2023). A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences and Meaning of Participating in a Syndicate for Completing an Action Learning Project on a Short Study Programme at a Business School . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(1), 1-10. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2023.517.1

Harvard
Randa, M., Muhlarhi, M., Cochrane, M., Cochrane, M. and Cochrane, M. (2023). A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences and Meaning of Participating in a Syndicate for Completing an Action Learning Project on a Short Study Programme at a Business School . International Journal of Progressive Education, 19(1), pp. 1-10.

Chicago 16th edition
Randa, Moreoagae Bertha, Mirose Muhlarhi, Marlize E. Cochrane, Marlize E. Cochrane and Marlize E. Cochrane (2023). "A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences and Meaning of Participating in a Syndicate for Completing an Action Learning Project on a Short Study Programme at a Business School ". International Journal of Progressive Education 19 (1):1-10. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2023.517.1.

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