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ERIC Number: EJ1168940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Using the Creative Cognition Approach in Essay Assignments in Leadership Education
Atkinson, Tim
Journal of Leadership Education, v17 n1 p152-161 Jan 2018
This application brief covers, "The Final Question," an alternative essay design that encourages the learner to think creatively in Ph.D. Organization Theory or Leadership courses. "The Final Question" asks, "Do leaders change organizations or do organizations change leaders?" It is a simple question, but only the first in a series of prompts that guide Ph.D. learners on a path to become more creative thinkers. First, the learner must explore two knowledge domains in detail: Leadership Theory and Organization Theory. Next, the learner must combine information from each domain to create novel ideas about leadership action in organizational contexts. Finally, the learner must name the new concepts and share them with other learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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