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ERIC Number: EJ1158356
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Moving Students to Deeper Learning in Leadership
Stover, Sheri; Seemiller, Corey
Journal of Leadership Education, v16 n4 p40-59 Oct 2017
The world is a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environment (Carvan, 2015) that calls for leaders who can effectively navigate the complexity of leadership today. Students of leadership studies must not only learn leadership information content, but also be able to effectively implement the content and process, requiring deep approaches to their learning (Petrie, 2014). This quantitative research study used the ASSIST Inventory to measure approaches to learning (surface, deep, or strategic) for students enrolled in an Organizational Leadership undergraduate program. Students showed a preference for deeper approaches, though, many continue to use surface approaches, which may lead to shallow understandings and the inability to put content into practice. Specific strategies are provided for instructors to help students move toward deeper approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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