Student and Facilitator Engagement to Develop Leadership Competencies in a Project-based Learning Environment
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 2 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-2-February-2007
The purpose of this article is to examine how graduate educational leadership students engaged and
developed competencies in a project-based learning environment. The project-based curriculum was
designed to facilitate the development of team leadership skills as doctoral students applied the
course concepts learned throughout their two-year cohort experience. The facilitator introduced the
project-based group endeavor to the doctoral students in their first semester of course work.
Periodically, the facilitator would meet with the students to acquire feedback on their progress. The
group endeavor concluded in the last semester of coursework with students presenting their results
before the doctoral faculty and other members of the academic community.