Think of a leader of a work or social group whom you have known.
How would you characterize this person’s leadership style or orientation?
What theory of leadership best describes and explains this person’s leadership situation?
1.Although they overlap, what is the basic difference between Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s approaches?
2.What is situated cognition?
3.From what you learned in the chapter on cognitive and language development, do you think you would feel more at home with Piaget or Vygotsky? How might that be reflected in your own approach to classroom teaching?
All contingency theories of leadership measure some characteristics of both the leader and the work situation. How do the different theories—Fiedler’s, path–goal, decision-making, leader–member exchange—define characteristics of the work situation?