The Effect of Leadership Training for Vocational High School Students: Courses Based on David Hutchens’s Learning Fable Series

By Farn-Shing Chen, Hui-Wen Chou and Ming-Chao Lee.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The purpose of the study is to explore the effect of leadership team activities for vocational high school students. 114 team members from five vocational high schools in middle Taiwan area take part in the leadership ability training camp. The teaching materials for the leadership training are based on David Hutchens’s Learning Fable Series- The Lemming Dilemma, Shadows of the Neanderthal, Out learning the Wolves, and The Tip of the Iceberg (Chinese version, 2004). The courses adopt the methods of ice-breaking activity, competitive team activities, story-telling and questioning, story building up and enacting, and experience sharing. The data for analysis were separated into quantitative and qualitative parts. Quantitative part included immediate feedback questionnaire (99/114) scores about each activity and whole program, and follow-up feedback questionnaire (55/70) scores of 4 weeks later after activity about the group members’ learning experience and personal growth in problem-solving skill and leadership. Qualitative part used the reflection of leading teachers and observing teachers, and self report of members’ behavior changes in daily life.

Keywords: Team Activities, Leadership Training

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 8, pp.461-472. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.235MB).

Prof. Farn-Shing Chen

Dean, College of Technology, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan

Hui-Wen Chou

Candidate Doctor Student, Industrial Education & Technology, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan

Ming-Chao Lee

Doctoral Student, Industrial Education & Technology, National Changhua University of Education, Changhua, Taiwan


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