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Collaborative inquiry fuelled by reflexive learning: Changing change

Antonacopoulou, Elena; Bento, Regina; Edwards, Gareth; Hawkins, Beverley; Moldjord, Christian; Rigg, Clare; Sklaveniti, Chrysavgi; Soh, Woon Gan; Stokkeland, Christina

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Elena Antonacopoulou

Regina Bento

Gareth Edwards
Professor of Leadership and Community Studies

Beverley Hawkins

Christian Moldjord

Clare Rigg

Chrysavgi Sklaveniti

Woon Gan Soh

Christina Stokkeland


In this paper, we dig deeper into the reflexive learning that fuels collaborative inquiry by examining the unique ways in which changing itself takes place. We draw on two examples of collaborative inquiry, offering autoethnographic insights from our own lived experiences of changing change. These insights are underpinned by reflexive learning which we capture in textual form to show how learning in collaborative inquiry involves “impacting with” rather than “impacting on.” Our analysis reveals that reflexivity is not a homogenous or static experience but consists of several dynamically changing entangled “dimensions” of practice. Through dimensions relating to the process, content, and impact of reflexive learning, collaborators can arrive at a “stance”—a fluid, loosely shared basis for action that enables organizational practices to be reconfigured or preserve key principles.


Antonacopoulou, E., Bento, R., Edwards, G., Hawkins, B., Moldjord, C., Rigg, C., …Stokkeland, . C. (2023). Collaborative inquiry fuelled by reflexive learning: Changing change. Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 59(4), 740-777.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 22, 2023
Online Publication Date Jun 26, 2023
Publication Date Dec 31, 2023
Deposit Date Jun 6, 2023
Publicly Available Date Nov 2, 2023
Journal Journal of Applied Behavioral Science
Print ISSN 0021-8863
Electronic ISSN 1552-6879
Publisher SAGE Publications
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 59
Issue 4
Pages 740-777
Keywords Collaborative Inquiry, cocreation, reflexivity, learning, change, emplacement
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