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Change Model to help students learn
about what matters to them, and what
type of person they want to be, by
asking them to actively think about
it," said Newell. "But there are also a
number of indirect ways students are
experiencing leadership and learning
these skills."
Indirect leadership experiences are
numerous and can be found across
campus in a variety of organizations,
like student clubs, student government,
student employment, Service-Learning
courses and projects, sports, fellowships,
and more. In fact, sometimes it's
these experiences that really help
students grow and learn the most,
explained Newell.
"If students in a Student Union
Government Association meeting are
presented with a problem, they have
to find a way to work together to solve
it," she said. "The meeting itself is
an intellectual exercise. But it takes
on a whole new level of emotion and
resourcefulness for them. If the outcome
doesn't go the way they want it to,
or if they have a disagreement, they
learn how handle it and find ways to
overcome it.
"Every experience whether it be in
the classroom, in a workshop, or a
social event helps them learn about
what really matters to them. Students
don't always feel a connection with
a textbook, and they're not going to
remember every lecture. But they are
probably going to remember these
experiences," said Newell.
"It's these overall college experiences
that mean the most to students and
help them learn, grow, and become
good citizens and good leaders in their
communities."
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