Incoming LDI Director, Daugherty, Presents Research on Modeling Eliciting Activities
Dr. Jenny Daugherty will join the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) this fall as an associate professor and the director of Leadership Development Institute (LDI). Dr. Daugherty will present a paper in June 2016, titled How might MEAs be used in leadership education?, at the 2016 Association of Leadership Educators (ALE) conference in Sacramento, California. Her paper has been accepted for presentation as an “innovative practice paper.”
This innovative practice paper presents the potential of using model eliciting activities (MEAs) to teach leadership, using a brief review of current literature on leaders’ mental models and cognitive development.
The paper discusses how mental models can be used to understand how leaders use cognitive structures to guide their thinking about a phenomenon, situation, or problem. This view of cognitive learning has significant implications for teaching and learning. As opposed to the traditional approach of skill development in leadership education, cognitive development requires innovative instructional approaches. Model eliciting activities are offered as an example instructional strategy that focuses on the construction and demonstration of mental models. A potential context for a leadership MEA is presented using strategic clarity as the focus.
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