ERIC Number: EJ1024497
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 67
Leadership "of" Teaching "for" Student Learning in Higher Education: What Is Needed?
Quinlan, Kathleen M.
Higher Education Research and Development, v33 n1 p32-45 2014
Mainstream higher education research on leadership largely overlooks the leadership of teaching and learning. This paper presents a model of leadership that integrates various elements needed to create universities that intentionally promote holistic student learning and development. The model links organisational development, the development of leaders as people who are in relationship with other members of the community (transformative leadership), and knowledge of teaching and learning. Through a creative synthesis of these various literatures, it proposes what is needed for sound "educational" leadership in higher education. The paper highlights the content and context of leadership, emphasising not leadership or even leadership in higher education generally, but leadership "of" teaching (by explicitly including knowledge and evidence related to teaching and learning) "for" student learning.
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Holistic Approach, Models, Higher Education, Transformational Leadership, Student Development, Reflective Teaching, Universities, Foreign Countries, College Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom; United States