ERIC Number: EJ1034906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Engaging Learners through Collaborative Learning: Leadership Development of County Extension Directors and Lessons Learned
Sobrero, Patricia; Jayaratne, K. S. U.
Journal of Extension, v52 n2 Article 2FEA2 Apr 2014
The leadership institute, targeting new and aspiring county Extension directors, was completely revised to reflect face-to-face and online constructivist learning theory and practice. New co-learning and engagement methods were incorporated, and all facilitators and teachers/presenters were trained and coached to use the new methods and philosophy. Five competency area outcomes were expected and then evaluated to determine level of competency development. The events, teachers, and activities of each of the four workshops were also evaluated to determine participants' satisfaction level. The results of the study showed that learning and application of practices occurred in all five competency areas.
Descriptors: Extension Education, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Competency Based Education, Participant Satisfaction, Teamwork, Community Involvement, Outcome Measures, Curriculum Development, Learning Theories, Assignments, Change Strategies, Workshops, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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