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ERIC Number: EJ774389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0736-7627
Teaching, Learning, and the Development of Leadership Skills through Constructive Engagement
Liberman, Aaron; Scharoun, Kourtney; Rotarius, Timothy; Fottler, Myron; Dziuban, Charles; Moskal, Patsy
Journal of Faculty Development, v20 n3 p177-186 Nov 2005
This study seeks to determine the level of acceptance of the Constructive Engagement Method (CEM) as a teaching, learning, and leadership skills development model. Employing a modified debate format, constructive engagement requires active student participation, even among the most introverted of students, and it fosters a learning environment conducive to in-depth understanding by teaching students a number of valuable skills. Using two separate groups of students comprising respectively an undergraduate and a graduate class, the researchers found broad expressions of satisfaction with the CEM model. Also identified were concerns that centered on process and evaluation issues. The results of this study suggest a significant opportunity exists for developing CEM as an integral part of both undergraduate and graduate curricula. (Contains 6 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A