SAMPLE ECD (Expanded Course Description)
ML540: ADULT LEADERSHIP
DEVELOPMENT (4 units).
MA in Global Leadership Cohort Online Class
This course is an overview of adult
leadership development (ALD) focusing on design and evaluation of ALD processes
that have proven effective in mission and ministry. Includes an in-depth look
at “Dialogue Education” (Jane Vella) as a practical means of facilitating adult
learning. This course gives you tools to evaluate or design ALD processes using
several techniques to analyze an actual field case.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: At some point in your ministry you are
likely to need to evaluate or design an ALD process. By the end of this course,
you will have:
several philosophical perspectives and definitions regarding leadership, adult
leadership development, and evaluation.
several formal, non-formal and informal models of adult leadership development
that have been used successfully.
variables affecting the learner, the adult leadership development process and
desired outcomes using an eight aspect design model.
how adults learn best.
a detailed analysis or design of a nonformal or informal adult leadership
development process using a systems approach.
Conducted online, the ten weekly
lessons align with Fuller's academic calendar. Each week students and the
instructor will interact with each other about the material through threaded
discussions which require students to sign in several times per week.
SAMPLE: Do not order books from this ECD. Check the link to the course
in the appropriate quarter for your cohort via the Registrar's Course Schedule.
Students must read all of the required texts. If you have previously
read one of the required books, please select an alternative one from the
Boren, M. Scott. Missional
Small Groups: Becoming a Community That Makes a Difference in the World.
Baker Books, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0801072307.
Knowles, Malcolm, et al. The
Adult Learner: The Definitive Classic in Adult Education and Human Resource
Development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-1856178112.
Lingenfelter, Judith E. and Sherwood G. Teaching
Cross-Culturally: An Incarnational Model
for Learning and Teaching. Grand
Rapids: Baker Academic, 2003. ISBN-13:
Northouse, Peter G. Leadership:
Theory and Practice. SAGE Publications, Inc, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-1452203409.
Reese, Randy, and Robert Loane. Deep Mentoring. Downers Grove:
IVP, 2012. ISBN-13: 978-0830837892
Vella, Jane. On Teaching
and Learning: Putting the Principles and Practices of Dialogue Education into
Action. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0787986995.
Zachary, Lois J. The
Mentor’s Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. San
Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. ISBN-13: 978-04709907726.
Brookfield, Stephen D. Understanding
and Facilitating Adult Learning. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1991.
Collins, Jim. Level 5
Leadership: The Triumph of Humility and Fierce Resolve. Cambridge: Harvard
Business Review Online. 2009.
Comiskey, Joel. Leadership Explosion: Multiplying Cell Group Leaders for the
Harvest. Touch Outreach Ministries,
Conger, Jay A. Learning
to Lead. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992.
Conger, Jay A. Building
Leaders: How Successful Companies Develop the Next Generation. San
Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Daloz, Laurent A. Mentor:
Guiding the Journey of Adult Learners. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999.
Daloz Parks, Sharon. Leadership Can Be Taught: A Bold Approach for a Complex World. Cambridge:
Harvard Business Review Press, 2005.
Freeman, R. E. Instructional
Design: Capturing the Classroom for Distance Learning. http://www.fuller.edu/swm/faculty/freeman/ML525/,
click on lectures.
Habermas, Ronald & Klaus Issler. Teaching for Reconciliation. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997.
Heifetz, Ronald A and Marty Linsky. Leadership on the Line. Boston: Harvard Business School Press,
Kotter, J. P. A Force
for Change: How Leadership Differs from Management. New York: Free Press,
McNeal, Reggie. Practicing
Greatness: 7 Disciplines of Extraordinary Spiritual Leaders. San Francisco:
Merriam, Sharan B., et al. Learning
in Adulthood: A Comprehensive Guide. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.
Myers, Joseph. The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community and Small
Groups. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
Ogden, Greg. Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time. Downers
Grove: IVP, 2003.
Smith, Patricia L., and Tillman J. Ragan. Instructional Design. Columbus: Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2004.
Vella, Jane, Berardinelli, P. and Burrow, J. How Do They Know That They Know? Evaluating
Adult Learning. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, 1997.
Vella, Jane, and associates, Dialogue Education at Work: A Case Book. San Francisco:
Vella, Jane. Taking Learning
to Task: Creative Strategies for Teaching Adults. San Francisco:
Vella, Jane. Training
through Dialogue. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.
- Weekly threaded discussions.
- Write seven two-page papers.
- Write one, three-page case study of a leadership
- Write a major paper of 15 pages analyzing or
designing an actual ALD process.
PREREQUISITES: This course sequence is only available to MA in Global
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: Required MAGL Cohort Sequence
FINAL EXAMINATION: None.