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Nurturing Future Creative Leaders in the Classroom

Thursday, 20 July 2017
09:00 - 12:00

Mathews 101

Dr Seon-Young Lee
Seoul National University
South Korea

This session is about identifying and nurturing creative leadership for gifted adolescents. Gifted students have great potential to become future leaders, and yet only a few educational services for leadership development are offered in the school. Because educational programs mostly deal with academic and intellectual talent, non-academic talents, such as creativity and leadership are also prone to be dismissed in the process of talent development. In order to identify and foster leadership potential of gifted students, teachers’ understanding of leadership and leaders, and their engagement with gifted students in a leadership program need to be preceded. This session consists of the following themes and activities: (a) Understanding teachers’ perceptions of leadership and leaders, (b) introducing educational models for nurturing creative leadership in the classroom, and (c) designing an in-school leadership program that aims to discover and develop creativity, characteristics, and communication skills, three major components of leadership potential of gifted students. Research findings regarding teachers’ perceived leadership, and program models for STEAM education implemented in South Korea are also discussed in the session.


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