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ERIC Number: EJ1136078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Bringing the Emergency Room to the Classroom: Using "Grey's Anatomy" to Simplify Situational Leadership
Torock, Jodi L.
Journal of Leadership Education, v7 n2 spec iss p69-78 Fall 2008
Situational leadership has been noted as one of the most recognizable leadership concepts (Northouse, 2007). Teaching the model to a college student audience may become more of monotony than a learning experience. Using popular media technology to teach situational leadership can appeal to more learning styles than the typical lecture, and make the study of leadership more exciting. "Grey's Anatomy" (2007) is a popular drama television series that shows the directing, coaching, supporting, and delegating styles of situational leadership. Using media clips from this series, students can relate to the dramatic relationships and daily demands of the student intern characters. They also learn more about situational leadership through living in the "leadership moment" of the scenes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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