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ERIC Number: EJ1077214
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1541-3446
Transforming Leadership Identity in a Virtual Environment: Learning about the Leading Self
Rusch, Edith A.; Brunner, C. Cryss
Journal of Transformative Education, v11 n1 p45-69 Jan 2013
Schein contends that "unless leaders become learners themselves … acknowledg[ing] vulnerabilities and uncertainties--then transformational learning will never take that lead to transformative learning, the authors engaged educational leadership doctoral students in an 'Experimental Simulation', using masked identities in a virtual environment. In order for students to fully examine the 'how' of their knowing--to let go of a set of well practiced 'good student' behaviors and risk personal discomfort required for reflection and transformation, the instruction included the Interactive Learning Model.©" The learning experience offered clear evidence that when individuals engage in experiential learning that disrupts a carefully crafted student identity and that experience is supported by enhanced knowledge of the learning self, facilitated reflection can lead to a marked shift in both learner and leader identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nevada
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