Look back on previous ideas of leadership
This serves as a follow up to the pre-expedition lessons on leadership. Students compare their views on leadership after their time on expedition. If your group did not previously do the aforementioned lesson on leadership qualities, please refer to the VARIATIONS section of the lesson.
Use the leadership characteristics list that students created during pre-expedition lessons.
• Student generated a list of leadership qualities from a previous lesson. You may have done this activty with students during the Introducing Leadership lesson.
1. Explain to the group that you're going to look back on some of the ideas they came up with during the pre-work lessons on leadership.
2. Say: Think about leadership characteristics that you see as important based on your experience during your expedition. You had to step into leadership roles, and you've seen leadership in action--so you have some context to draw your ideas from.
3. Allow a few moments for students to think, and then invite them to share their idea.
4. List out the leadership characteristic that each student shares.
5. Notice if there are any trends or groupings. Briefly discuss why these might be.
6. Now show the class the student-created leadership characteristics list from the pre-expedition lesson "Introducing Leadership"
7. Notice differences or similarities between the two lists.
1. Invite students into a discussion comparing the two lists:
• How do you notice the lists have changed?
• What experiences or perspective shifts led to any changes?
• How have the rankings stayed the same?
• What experiences have confirmed your original ideas?