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Leading for learning: Building on values and teaching expertise to effect change

Quinlan, Kathleen M. (2020) Leading for learning: Building on values and teaching expertise to effect change. In: Jarrett, Kendall and Newton, Stephen, eds. The Practice of Leadership in Higher Education: Real-world Perspectives on Becoming, Being and Leaving. Routledge, London, pp. 71-86. E-ISBN 978-0-367-82384-9. (doi:10.4324/9780367823849) (KAR id:95132)

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In her model of leading for holistic learning in higher education, the author presents three main dimensions of leadership to which educational leaders need to attend: personal characteristics; knowledge of teaching and learning; and organisational conditions. She illustrates and extends this model based on a project documenting the leadership experiences of newly recognised Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. This tripartite model of leading for learning was initially developed based on a review of literature on the elements of leadership shown to create environments supportive of holistic student learning and development in higher education. In the primary and secondary school leadership literature, scholars have debated which leadership types produce enhanced student outcomes. A transformational model of leadership, emphasizing personal characteristics such as those, is assumed to work by creating positive relationships and environments. In contrast, instructional leadership focuses on instruction itself more than people and relationships.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.4324/9780367823849
Uncontrolled keywords: leadership, higher education, holistic learning
Subjects: H Social Sciences
L Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Divisions > Directorate of Education > Centre for the Study of Higher Education
Depositing User: Kathleen Quinlan
Date Deposited: 21 May 2022 13:16 UTC
Last Modified: 23 May 2022 15:19 UTC
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