ERIC Number: EJ1132031
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 83
How Does Learning in Leadership Work? A Conceptual Change Perspective
Grimes, Matthew W.
Journal of Leadership Education, v14 n4 spec iss p26-45 2015
As the field of leadership education continues to prioritize learning in leadership, it is important to ask the question: What do we know about the learning process itself? Conceptual change, a learning framework used in educational psychology, can help to explain learning in leadership. Research on conceptual change in the social sciences is emergent and ripe for further exploration. Until the results of such research are readily available, there are some pedagogical tools produced by conceptual change researchers that leadership educators might find valuable in curriculum design. This paper introduces conceptual change theory and research to leadership educators as a viable framework from which to research learning in leadership, and presents pedagogical tools that encourage deeper learning through conceptual change.
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Educational Psychology, Concept Formation, Leadership Training, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Styles, Reflection, Critical Thinking, Educational Practices, Administrator Education, Educational Change, Educational Strategies
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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