Topic talk:Educational leadership
From Frederick Taylor's shovel to W. Edwards Deming's control chart, leadership has come a long ways.
Future of Leadership
What with the confluence of the Net, new leadership skills, and constructivist curriculum - how do we "lead" when the student is leading themselves?
- By working to create resource-rich learning environments and facilitating the exploration of those environments by students. In the case of a wiki learning environment, the students actively help create and shape the environment. --JWSchmidt 13:14, 9 November 2006 (UTC)
- Here at Wikiversity we can begin "leading" by helping remove uninteresting obstacles. After the participants jump a few self selected or necessary hurdles, and recieve some assistance from others in sneaking around a few problems of no interest to themselves or their immediate cohorts, their own sense of accomplishment will motivate them to find new challenges of interest to themselves or their buddies. Part of the trick then is to allow people and teams who are interested to remove obstacles in which others have no interest. For example, I expect our computer science and software engineering groups will flourish initially attempting to solve problems in supporting learning projects using the wiki interface to integrate the collaboration and organization with other online capabilities. If this goes well it will enable people who have no interest in software or computers other than as an effective user tool to tackle problems of interest to themselves. Mirwin 19:33, 9 November 2006 (UTC)