ERIC Number: EJ1134717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Interviews: Linking Leadership Theory to Practice
Smith, Deborah N.; Roebuck, Deborah B.
Journal of Leadership Education, v9 n2 p135-143 Sum 2010
Leadership educators use various tools to enable their students to learn about leadership. This article describes the assignment "Interview with a Leader" which the authors have incorporated into several different leadership courses. Grounded in constructivist and social learning theories, the authors have found this assignment to be particularly effective as a strategy for helping students make meaning of the complexities and application of leadership. Furthermore, students found the assignment to be especially helpful for connecting leadership theory to practice.
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Leadership, Assignments, Interviews, Questioning Techniques, Leadership Training, Administrator Education, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, College Students, Likert Scales
Association of Leadership Educators. e-mail: Jole@aged.tamu.edu; Web site: http://leadershipeducators.org/page-1014283
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A