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Student leadership development through general classroom activities


Hay, I and Dempster, N, Student leadership development through general classroom activities, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual International Conference on cognition, Language, and Special Education Research, 3-5 December 2004, Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise, Australia, pp. 141-150. (2004) [Refereed Conference Paper]


Student leadership enhancement involves giving students opportunities to practice leadership skills in a supportive learning environment. It is contended that leadership can be systematically developed so that students are more proficient in: project planning; reflection; problem solving; team building; decision making; goal setting; time management; project management and resource allocation; effective communication and networking; conflict resolution; diversity awareness; and self-confidence. These 12 skills are also linked to the four academic enabling skills of: interpersonal relationships; motivation; study skills; and engagement. Using this framework it is argued that student leadership can be embedded within the school curriculum. Two sample lessons illustrate this procedure, which is being introduced into a Brisbane high school. Some feedback from participating teachers is outlined.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Early childhood education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:60867
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-02-22
Last Modified:2012-02-28

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