MA in Global Leadership Cohort Online Class
ML 581: Spring 2012 (Cohort 28)
ML 581: DEVELOPING YOUR LEARNING PLAN (4 units).
Dr. Frank D. Hankins, Affiliated Assistant Professor of Leadership.
- A global context requires leaders who understand reality beyond
their respective national borders; accordingly, the formation and development
of leadership must be reconceived. In this introductory course of the Master of
Arts in Global Leadership, (student) leaders play a significant role in their
respective educational process as they develop their own comprehensive learning
plans for the entire degree program. Beyond individual learning, each leader
experiences the benefits of both joining a diverse Christian community as well
as enlisting in a like-minded group of practitioners in an online learning
LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will
- performed a learning needs assessment in conjunction with the student's
- practiced various habits of spiritual formation and identified resources to
facilitate leadership development;
- performed tasks using online educational tools and methods;
- experienced learning from church and mission leaders worldwide;
- reviewed various monastic "rules" and decide on a common way of living for
the cohort group;
- investigated adult learning principles;
- designed a comprehensive learning plan for the student's Master of Arts
- The class will meet on the Internet using a 10-week lesson schedule
aligned with Fuller's academic calendar. Each week, students, the professor and
his or her Teaching Assistants will interact with course material through
journaling, threaded discussions, and web-based research.
- Farrington, Debra K. 2006. Living Faith Day by Day: How the
Sacred Rules of Monastic Traditions Can Help You Live Spiritually in the Modern
World. Authors Choice Press. ISBN: 9780595413522 (Pub.price: U.S.
- Kenneson, Philip D. 1999. Life on the Vine: Cultivating the Fruit of the
Spirit in Christian Community. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN:
9780830822195 (Pub. price: U.S. $16).
- Sanders, J. Oswald. 2007. Spiritual Leadership. Moody Press. ISBN:
0-8024-6799-7 (Pub.price: U.S. $10.50).
- Vella, Jane. 2002. Learning to Listen, Learning to Teach: The Power of
Dialogue in Educating Adults. Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 9780787959678 (Pub.price:
- Wenger, Etienne, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder. 2002.
Cultivating Communities of Practice. Harvard Business School Press.
ISBN: 9781578513307 (Pub.price: U. S. $35).
ASSIGNMENTS AND ASSESSMENT:
- Weekly threaded discussions, journaling, web research.
- Reading reports, a learning needs assessment, agreement on a common rule.
- A 5,000-word learning plan which guides the student's entire educational
PREREQUISITES: This course is only available to those who are accepted into the
MA in Global Leadership.
RELATIONSHIP TO CURRICULUM: A required course for the Cohort portion of the MA
in Global Leadership. NO AUDITORS.
FINAL EXAMINATION: None.
This ECD is a reliable guide to the course design but is subject to modification. (February 2012)