Education leading to wisdom has been acknowledged as a key transformational experience since time immemorial and the process is organic. An ideal interaction between the teacher and the learner has always been that of a mutual experience which impacts and elevates both the stakeholders involved. A natural positive outcome can be of social enhancement and an evolved civilization. A transformed learner further carries forward this legacy to establish an evolved consciousness into our existence. When it comes to design education, educators across the globe constantly experiment with various pedagogical methods, to improve the learning experience of their learners and to ensure that the latter optimally perform to their abilities. Educators hold not only the ability to ensure that their industry domain continues to get equipped with a better talent pool, but also contribute to the upholding of social values. This is where the concept of transformational leadership emerges. It enables an approach that causes an internal change in individuals as well as social systems. This research examines if the method of transformational leadership can practically be used as a pedagogical tool in design education while meeting the formal objectives of higher education in India. The methodology for this study is built around an interactive discussion with all stakeholders and to examine the possibilities. The study aims to review the advantages and challenges of this method, culminating in proposing a model, which can create the possibility to implement this concept at a larger perspective.
Bhagyashri Sharma, Pearl Academy, India
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