EDU 103, Introduction to Principles of Classroom Leadership
1 Credit Hour
This course is designed for pre-service teacher education majors as well as students in other majors who are interested in the development of leadership traits in elementary, middle school and high school students. Course participants will be acquainted with leadership concepts found in Stephen R. Covey’s The Leader in Me approach currently being incorporated into schools around the world. Course participants will learn how schools are integrating The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other basic leadership skills into their programs. Course participants will explore the development of leadership skills at the classroom and school level. Course participants will develop a repertoire of strategies and resources that will enable them to develop leadership potential in K-12 students. (Usually offered in fall and spring semesters).
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DIS 106 - Disney Experiential Learning
3 Credit Hours
This course combines academic classroom education with a variety of self-directed learning opportunities. Classroom instruction centers on theories of adult learning, experiential learning, learning organizations and conversational learning. Participants will explore a variety of learning styles and experiences to develop an understanding of their learning preferences. By gaining an insight into one’s personal learning preferences, individuals could increase their effectiveness in many arenas including career, personal relationships, and interpersonal communication.
Students will have the opportunity to apply classroom learning in a group research project. Research will be focused on an organization and how that organization is applying Experiential Learning Theory in their operation. After acquiring a base knowledge from research, students will use the data acquired to propose strategies and tactics they can utilize in their future to increase their effectiveness. The Disney Experiential Learning course also utilizes an Online Learning Community as a communication and learning tool.