ERIC Number: ED387911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Playing Is the Thing: Three Activities for School Leaders.
When autonomous adults are faced with challenging tasks within a nonstressful, collegial environment, they may have an optimal opportunity to learn. This paper asserts that educators should therefore consider strategies for infusing games with academic concepts. Guidelines are offered for conducting three games to stimulate thinking, active learning, and collegial sharing for school-leadership candidates: (1) a planning-simulation game; (2) critical-thinking question cubes; and (3) a leadership perspective multiple-intelligence game (Williams 1995). The latter game is designed to develop seven kinds of intelligence--linguistic, human relations, visual, musical, logical/mathematical, bodily/kinesthetic, and interpersonal. One figure is included. (Contains 17 references.) (LMI)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Adult Learning, Cognitive Processes, Collegiality, Educational Administration, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Games, Group Dynamics, Learning Activities, Learning Modalities, Learning Strategies, Management Games, Participative Decision Making
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration (49th, Williamsburg, VA, August 8-12, 1995).