The effect of Cooperative Leadership Training for vocational high school students: Courses Based on David Hutchens’s Learning Fable Series

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The purpose of the study is to explore the success factors for leaders in cross-campus student team activities and to discover what factors help the students offer activities after the students participate leadership ability training. This study takes as samples 114 students from five vocational high schools in the middle Taiwan area. Five members are teachers leading the activities and another five members are observing teachers. The training courses for the leadership abilities are based on “The Fifth Discipline stories “ published in 2004 by World Prospect Culture Publisher — David Hutchens’ 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 were adopted the methods of story-telling and questioning, recreational activities, team competitive activities and activities in sharing the experience gained. The data for analysis include the feedback questionnaire after the students’ activities, and follow-up interviews so as to understand the problem-solving skill and the leadership ability learned form the activities; the introspection experience and the self-inspection of the leading teachers; the observation records and inspection of the observing teachers. Some conclusions were drawn for further study.


Keywords: Team Activities, Leadership Ability Training
Stream: Curriculum and Pedagogy; Student Learning, Learner Experiences, Learner Diversity
Presentation Type: 30 minute Paper Presentation in English
Paper: , The Effect of Leadership Training for Vocational High School Students


Prof. Farn-Shing Chen

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


Ref: L09P0737