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ERIC Number: EJ1175864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1552-9045
Real Life Leader in the Mirror: An Online Undergraduate Leadership Course Assignment
Odom, Summer; McKee, Valerie
Journal of Leadership Education, v17 n2 p114-122 Apr 2018
There has been an increased frequency of leadership courses being taught online. Scant research exists that describes effective practices for teaching leadership online. This application brief describes an assignment, the "Real Life Leader in the Mirror" given to undergraduate students in an online personal leadership course as an end of course final project. In this assignment, students synthesize leadership concepts by comparing and contrasting their personalities, interests, beliefs, and capacities with a leader in the media. Through this assignment, students demonstrated the leadership competency of self-awareness and development. Specifically, students articulated knowledge of self, an understanding of self, the value of understanding self, ability to understand self, and the behavior of actually enhancing their understanding of self through this assignment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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