Developing Self

Last Updated On August 20, 2018
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Brief Description

This includes content relating to all aspects of developing oneself as a leader and influencing the educational organization and education system that one is placed in. This could include ideas, perspectives and philosophies of leading and managing; ideas and perspectives about the self as a leader; mindsets, beliefs and values about leading other actors and organizations; specialized skills such as negotiation, problem solving or planning that may be required of leaders across roles in the K-12 School system, perspectives on how educational change happens and how it can be led, understood and managed, perspectives on education, perspectives on adult learning, behavior change.

Rationale for inclusion in the Taxonomy

Understanding self  and developing a rich repertoire of domain specific knowledge is a key step for understanding the world of schools and school systems and the broader world around us; make sense of everything that one sees, does and experiences in relation to the self and others that one is influencing.

The more school and school system leaders understand themselves in relation to the school,  others, community/society, their work and world, engage with bodies of knowledge on leading, managing and bringing about educational change, they are better able to lead their lives and collaborate with others and better able to contribute to effective schools and student learning.


Self-development, understanding self, self awareness, mindsets, values, beliefs, mental models, personal development, self improvement, self-assessment, self growth, self-transformation, personal growth, personal effectiveness, leadership skills, leading schools, mentoring and coaching, facilitative leadership, leading for change,  perspectives on disciplinary knowledge, perspectives on educational leadership,  perspectives on education, perspectives on schools as organizations, perspectives on teaching and learning, Perspectives on school cultures, perspectives on adult learning, perspectives on behavior change, perspectives on leading and managing organizations

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