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ERIC Number: EJ1100598
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-2434
Communication Breakdown: How Conflict Can Promote Responsible Leadership in Students
Higham, Rupert
School Leadership & Management, v36 n1 p96-112 2016
This study of an outdoor-based leadership course for teenagers shows how open-ended, difficult group tasks can enable participants to develop "dispositions for learning," which promote "responsible leadership." The latter is defined as responding ethically and uniquely to encounters with difference. Uses of educational psychology often circumscribe "challenge" to avoid risk and promote predictability; a riskier, wilder conception is proposed instead through a "pedagogy of challenge." It is shown that course participants reflected on their most difficult moments, most of which ended in failure and dispute, as their most powerful and memorable learning experiences. Implications for schools and classrooms are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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