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Student Leadership Development Through General Classroom Activities


Hay, I and Dempster, N, Student Leadership Development Through General Classroom Activities, Educating: Weaving Research into Practice: Volume 2, 3-5 December 2004, Queensland, pp. 141-150. ISBN 1921166053 (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:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Special education and disability
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:61865
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-03-08
Last Modified:2010-06-08

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