PAUSE for Pedagogy
A regular column in ILA's Interface newsletter, PAUSE for Pedagogy aims to connect leadership education theory to practice and seeks to take lessons learned in the classroom to expand our theoretical knowledge of teaching and learning and add tools to the readers' pedagogical toolboxes. Written for both the experienced educator and those new to the profession, most columns are accompanied by a video interview with the author exploring the ideas raised in the article in more detail. The series is edited by Lisa Endersby and Dan Jenkins, members of ILA’s Leadership Education Member Interest Group. Have you implemented an innovative practice in your leadership education? Contact Dan and Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paradigms and Narratives, Discomfort and Liberation: A Reflective Journey in Teaching Critically
8 March 2018
Trisha Teig shares insights from teaching her course, Gender and Leadership and offers ideas for actualizing the work of integrating identity as a critical practice for leadership. Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Trisha and Dan Jenkins.
Enhancing Leadership Learning and Dialogue With Visual Explorer
27 December 2018
Chuck Palus and Dan Jenkins discuss Visual Explorer, an image-based tool that facilitates powerful conversations around facilitator-selected topics in a way that supports mutual empathetic relationships while creating learning and energy in the classroom. Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Chuck, Dan, and Lisa Endersby.
A Tool for Teaching Personal Leadership Online: The Real Life Leader in the Mirror Assignment
3 December 2018
Summer Odom and Valerie McKee discuss a project-assignment in which their online leadership students "synthesize leadership concepts by comparing and contrasting their personalities, interests, beliefs, and capacities with a leader in the media or popular press." Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Summer, Valerie, and Dan Jenkins.
To Gamify or Not? That is the Question.
6 November 2018
Elizabeth Goryunova discusses her experience of integrating gamified digital technology into a leadership education course. The research basis of gamification, lessons learned, and ideas worth implementing are explored. Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Elizabeth and Lisa Endersby.
Leadership PhotoVoice: Application in Action
13 September 2018
In this article, Jackie Bruce takes you into an online classroom utilizing PhotoVoice as a tool to understand and make meaning of abstract leadership theories. Read the actual assignment and a sample response received along with tips on how to utilize PhotoVoice in your own leadership classroom. Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Jackie and Dan Jenkins.
Charlie Life & Leadership Academy and The Emergence of Competency-Based Leadership Training Through eLearning With Digital Badging: What We’ve Learned So Far
9 August 2018
This article explores the Charlie Life & Leadership Academy's purpose, design, build, initial data, and current feedback in order to understand what’s working, the challenges, and the opportunities for use by students and leadership educators. Read the article by Bruce Jackson, then watch the supplemental interview between Bruce and Lisa Endersby.
Perspectives on Digital Leadership Development From Technology Education
14 June 2018
How might educators, integrate technology more thoughtfully into their pedagogy and practice around leadership development in ways that support and empower not just their students, but the groups and organizations they serve? Considerations and examples from the field of technology education, which utilizes a critical sociotechnical framework, are shared to help expand our understanding of technology and how to better support an incorporation of technology that is person-centered, reflective, and responsive to the needs of individuals and groups. Read the article by Kirstin Phelps and Martin Wolske, then watch the supplemental interview between them and Dan Jenkins.
Fostering Social Presence in the Online Classroom: Helping Students Meet Affective Learning Objectives
26 April 2018
Do your online students see you as a real person? Virginia Byrne starts off her article with this provocative question then delves into strategies the best online leadership teachers are using to overcome the dehumanization that can occur behind the screen. Read the article by Virginia Byrne, then watch the supplemental interview between Virginia and Lisa Endersby.
Gamifying an Online Leadership Studies Course
15 March 2018
Recent scholarly findings indicate that the use of gamification in education can promote learning and deepen student understanding by supporting diverse learning styles through the inclusion of principles of good design. Finding just the right mix of pedagogy and technology for developing online courses can be difficult but not impossible. This article describes how leveraging gamification elements can motivate and engage students. Readers will examine gamified elements, and discover gamification as a promising new pedagogy for fully online leadership courses. Read the article by Ramiro de la Rosa, then watch the supplemental interview between Ramiro and Lisa Endersby.
Digital Stories in Leadership Education: Centering on the Voices of Students
15 February 2018
Digital storytelling is a multimodal approach to learning that promotes critical reflection, meaning-making, and perspective-taking. Digital stories encourage students to use personal narrative and lived experiences to explore, examine, and communicate beliefs and assumptions about leadership. This article shares the intrapersonal and interpersonal benefits of introducing digital stories in the leadership classroom and provides an overview of a digital story assignment utilized in an identity-based leadership course. Read the article by Natasha H. Chapman and Naliyah Kaya, then watch the supplemental interview between them and Dan Jenkins.
The Role of Leadership Educators: Transforming Learning
25 January 2018
Dan Jenkins and Kathy Guthrie discuss the impetus behind their new book and provide an overview of what readers can expect. In the first half of the book, two working models are proposed in which the learner is critically aware and understands their own thought progressions about the leadership process and the learning of leadership. The second half presents intentional, effective instructional and assessment strategies that act as a vehicle for transforming learners’ leadership and followership experiences into meaningful leadership education. Read the article by Dan Jenkins and Kathy Guthrie, then watch the supplemental interview between them and Lisa Endersby.
Creative Placemaking and the Relational Leadership Model
14 December 2017
Experiential learning opportunities, such as semester-long group projects, are an integral part of leadership education. Using an arts and culture project during a winter mini-semester class proved to be an appropriate pedagogical tool to engage students with the Relational Leadership Model. This article describes how the class was created and what students learned about how they can be effective community leaders through relationship-building. Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Martinella and Lisa Endersby.
Finding and Sustaining Voices in Leadership: Strategies for Women in STEM
16 November 2017
Amber Manning-Ouellette and Katherine Friesen share strategies for women college students in STEM majors to develop their voice and leadership capacity and the role leadership education plays in enhancing learning and future career outcomes for women in STEM. Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Amber, Katherine, and Lisa Endersby.
Teaching Leadership via Heart, Head, and Hands
12 October 2017
Barbara Crosby discusses her new book Teaching Leadership: An Integrative Approach. Learn more about the book's five essential leadership practices, which she approaches with "heart, head, and hands." Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Crosby and Dan Jenkins.
Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: Leadership Lessons From the Field
14 September 2017
Brittany Adams-Pope discusses equine-facilitated learning and what we can learn about leadership, followership, and authenticity when we interact with horses as an educational tool. Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Brittany and Dan Jenkins.
A Critical Examination of Leadership
10 August 2017
Linda Lambert discusses her work in Constructivist Leadership, the evolution of leadership thinking over the past 25 years and tips from her latest book, Liberating Leadership Capacity: Pathways to Educational Wisdom. Read the article, then watch the supplemental interview between Linda and Lisa Endersby.
Consultation Projects: Engaging Students in Meaningful Group Experiences
13 July 2017
"As a faculty member who teaches leadership studies courses, I am familiar with the collective groan that occurs when introducing the dreaded GROUP PROJECT on my course syllabus. Students immediately conjure up images of past group projects where members 'never complete their fair share of work.' Knowing that this apprehension could lead to a lack of appreciation for collaboration, I was determined to design a challenging, engaging (dare I say, fun?), practical project that students would talk about in future job interviews as a positive group learning experience." Read the article by Amy C. Barnes, then watch the supplemental interview between Amy and Lisa Endersby.
Intentional Emergence Teaching and Learning: A Contemporary and Compassionate Pedagogy for Teaching Leadership
15 June 2017
Leadership learning is not only lifelong but lifewide, meaning that it happens in every sphere of our lives. One of the challenges leadership educators must address is how to bridge theory and practice so that learning can transfer from one context to another. Within our context, we found that undergraduates seldom had the lived experiences necessary to make the leadership jump from the classroom to the real world. In response, we created a new, more comprehensive pedagogy to address these gaps. Read the article by Linnette Werner, David Hellstrom, and Krista M. Soria, then watch the supplemental interview between Linnette, David, and Dan Jenkins .
Corporate Clients as Mentors in Project-Based Learning
13 April 2017
Examine various aspects and changes in the role of corporate companies in project-based leadership courses. Some leadership courses at the university feature group projects wherein corporate clients or sponsors are invited to participate in the course. They are referred to as “clients” because they ask the student groups questions as if the students were their consultants. They are sometimes referred to as “sponsors” because they offer financial support for the program. Read the article by Mikinari Higano of Waseda University in Tokyo, then watch the supplemental interview between Lisa Endersby and Mikinari.
Developing Generativity Through Leadership Education: Mentoring as Pedagogical Tool
9 March 2017
Considering the sizeable transfers of wealth and leadership in the coming decades, many of our students will be rising to senior roles at a young age in an era that demands socially responsible leadership. As leadership educators, it is imperative to consider how we might facilitate leadership learning in generativity to prepare our students for this unique set of circumstances. Mentoring has emerged as an important variable in the development of generativity and could serve as a valuable pedagogical tool. Read the article by Lindsay Hastings, then watch the supplemental interview between Dan Jenkins and Lindsay.
A Multiplier Effect: Group Study Abroad and Expressive Arts as Leadership Pedagogy
9 February 2017
When faculty combine several high-impact pedagogical practices, a powerful multiplying effect can be seen that creates an impactful learning environment. This article describes a study abroad service learning program that utilizes the expressive arts as a core pedagogical technique. We believe that adding expressive arts into the study abroad experience has produced a robust pedagogical arena in which students’ potential for shared leadership and learning is dramatically enhanced. Read the article by Mary Anne Peabody and Tara Grey Coste, then watch the supplemental interview between Lisa Endersby, Mary Anne, and Tara.
Learning as Leaders: Creating an Online Community of Practice for Leadership Educators
12 January 2017
The online spaces and places we create for learning are not meant to be populated only by students. Values in the field, including lifelong learning and community building, are integral to the continued growth of the profession. These long-held values are now meeting rapid innovation and change, which has never been more apparent than in our use of digital learning technologies. This article explores pedagogical questions and strategies for online communities of practice as venues for meaningful leadership education. Read the article by Lisa Endersby, then watch the supplemental interview between Lisa and Dan Jenkins.
Collegiate Leadership Competition: Past, Present, and Future
No amount of talking about leadership will help students get better at leading others. Thus the Collegiate Leadership Competition, a kind of Leadership Olympics, was born. The entire program was built around the idea of creating a practice field that would foster extensive personal and professional leadership development. Dan Jenkins, Scott Allen, Arthur Schwartz, and Bela Krizanovic discuss the history behind the Collegiate Leadership Competition and what it has accomplished in this transcribed interview.
Applying a Critical Frame to Co-Curricular Practice
This article reflects on how co-curricular leadership development and service-learning programming can align with and benefit from a critical theory lens, even when the program has not been designed with this perspective in mind. Read the article by Rian Satterwhite, then watch the supplemental interview with Rian and Lisa Endersby.
Expanding Leadership Education: Teaching Service-Learning Online
Integration of leadership and service-learning in leadership focused courses online is relatively new. It enables instruction to extend to anywhere in the world. The potential impact reaches beyond the classroom as students from diverse backgrounds collectively investigate community development within the framework of leadership, civic engagement, social action, and making positive change. This article provides practical strategies in developing an online service-learning course, as well as successes and challenges from experience teaching such classes. Read the article by Kathy Guthrie, then watch the supplemental interview with Kathy and Lisa Endersby.
The Dynamics of Inclusive Leadership Education: Discussion as Leadership Pedagogy
Recent research suggests that leadership educators are modeling inclusiveness by facilitating learning environments that utilize discussion based pedagogies more so than any other instructional strategy (Jenkins, 2012 & 2013). Moreover, this trend extends beyond the classroom to online environments (Jenkins, 2016). Read the article by Dan Jenkins that launched the monthly PAUSE for Pedagogy column.