Edited by Kristin M.S. Bezio and Kimberly Yost
Chapter 14: Beyond bans and beyond the classroom: Wikipedia, leadership and social change in higher education
This analysis explores use of the website Wikipedia in university courses. Schaaf argues that faculty leadership styles affect student outcomes more profoundly than the basic genre of assignments involving the site. Analyzing the leadership of several instructors in the context of integrative leadership and collaborative leadership—two models shaped by contemporary technology—Schaaf shows not only how these approaches can create change in the classroom by enabling instructors to facilitate peer collaboration and deepen student attention to audience, but also how these strategies make engagement beyond the classroom possible, creating opportunities for students to be active participants in social change.
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