Innovative Higher Education

, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp 124–133 | Cite as

Shared leadership in the graduate classroom

  • Dianne S. Peters
  • Gordon G. Scoville


This study works toward the thesis that an interaction-based teaching style rests on the notion of shared leadership and ownership between student and instructor. A descriptive analysis of instructional strategies associated with interaction-based teaching pinpoints critical incidents in the unfolding of a graduate course in higher education as well as resolution of problems with testing, grading, and evaluation. The significance of the study is that graduate professors who contemplate using an interaction-based teaching style must be prepared to let go control and to share out leadership and ownership of a course with graduate students who enroll in it.


High Education Social Psychology Graduate Student Descriptive Analysis Cross Cultural Psychology 
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© Human Sciences Press 1984

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  • Dianne S. Peters
  • Gordon G. Scoville

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