A Transformative Approach to Student Leadership Development in Australian Higher Education

PhD Thesis


Roux, Rian. 2022. A Transformative Approach to Student Leadership Development in Australian Higher Education. PhD Thesis Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD). University of Southern Queensland. https://doi.org/10.26192/w8v22
Title

A Transformative Approach to Student Leadership Development in Australian Higher Education

TypePhD Thesis
AuthorsRoux, Rian
Supervisor
1. FirstProf Marcus Harmes
2. SecondProf Patrick Danaher
3. ThirdDr Catherine Arden
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
Qualification NameDoctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
Number of Pages304
Year2022
PublisherUniversity of Southern Queensland
Place of PublicationAustralia
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.26192/w8v22
Abstract

Building on three interconnected fields of inquiry, the scholarship of engagement, student leadership development and transformative learning theory, this thesis addresses an extant gap in knowledge pertaining to how universities can implement ethically accountable and applicable methods of student leadership development in a time of accelerating change. This is achieved through the construction of an evidence-based conceptualisation of a transformative approach to student leadership development for Australian higher education. The research focused on a specific leadership education event, the National Student Leadership Forum (NSLF), and used purposive sampling to investigate the transformative experience of 20 former-student delegates at these events between 1998 to 2018. Through the process of theory building and theory testing, this study resulted in contributions to philosophical, theoretical, methodological, policy and practical knowledge for the consideration of Australian universities.

Keywordsstudent leadership development; transformative learning; deconstruction; higher education; reconstruction; Australia
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390201. Education policy
390202. History and philosophy of education
390303. Higher education
350707. Leadership
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