ERIC Number: EJ1133972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Informal Learning in Academic Student Organizations: An Exploratory Examination of Student-Faculty Interactions and the Relationship to Leadership
Holzweiss, Peggy C.; Parrott, Kelli Peck; Cole, Bryan R.
Journal of Leadership Education, v12 n2 p18-34 Sum 2013
This exploratory study examined informal learning opportunities that exist within student organizations. The researchers specifically isolated academic organizations and the interactions between students and faculty that may occur in this context. Findings indicate that 81% of participants experienced interactions with faculty within the context of their academic organizations and students who hold leadership positions are more likely to experience interactions with faculty compared to general members. The results suggest that informal learning opportunities do exist and can be identified by using the Informal and Incidental Learning Model (Marsick & Watkins, 2001). By identifying these opportunities leadership educators can design purposeful activities within student organizations to better promote development and growth.
Descriptors: Informal Education, Student Organizations, Teacher Student Relationship, Leadership, Interaction, Educational Opportunities, Student Leadership, School Activities, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Social Psychology, Undergraduate Students, Incidence
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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