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ERIC Number: EJ1136082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Transforming Leadership: Film as a Vehicle for Social Change
Hickam, Becca; Meixner, Cara
Journal of Leadership Education, v7 n2 spec iss p41-46 Fall 2008
Leadership scholar Margaret Wheatley (2006) observed that "Each of us seeks to discover a meaning to our life that is wholly and uniquely our own. We experience a deepening confidence that purpose has shaped our lives even as it moved invisibly in us. Whether we believe that we create this meaning for ourselves in a senseless world, or that it is offered to us by a purposeful universe, it is, after all, only meaning that we seek" (p. 134). At a small, private liberal arts institution in the southeast, educators attempt to traverse the complexities of chaos and meaning by integrating film into many facets of the curricular and co-curricular leadership learning process. This article highlights the background, pedagogy, and impacts of this integration and the bridge thus created between the in- and out-of-class experiences for students.
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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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