University of Perpignan
T. Serra Gorpe
University of Sharjah
A CASE STUDY OF DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP AND CREATIVITY SKILLS IN HIGHER EDUCATION (HE) STUDENTS
This paper contributes to the area of creativity and educational leadership in higher education, by mobilising both concepts empirically in the 21st century learning environment. The students who enrolled in the Plan and Promotion for Events and Festivals as part of the coursework and assessment had to plan a one-day event at Zayed University (ZU) from start to finish. The paper discusses the impact of this event as a case study from three perspectives: student, academic and professional and analyzes the impact of this event on students’ learning across five areaswhich are knowledge within the students’ area of study, knowledge outside the students’ area of study, linking theory and practice, career growth and self-development.
Key words: Educational leadership, learning environment, MEPRA, industry, UAE, experiential learning
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