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ERIC Number: EJ1136423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Teaching Leadership to First-Year Students in a Learning Community
Nahavandi, Afsaneh
Journal of Leadership Education, v5 n2 p14-27 Fall 2006
This paper discusses a model for teaching leadership to first-year students as part of a learning community. It outlines the purpose and structure of the course and presents ideas for how different disciplines could be combined with leadership in learning communities. Teaching leadership to first-year students as part of a learning community instead of a stand-alone course has two distinct advantages. First, when leadership is taught at the freshman level, the early introduction of the topic allows for the possibility of repetition and reinforcements of the concepts, both of which are essential to learning. Second, by teaching leadership in a learning community, instructors and students are able to apply and integrate the concepts of leadership with other areas, thereby increasing learning and retention.
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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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