Resilience as a focus of a subject on leadership and intrapersonal development

Tan Lei Shek, Hildie Leung

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Resilience is an important construct in the positive youth development literature. In this paper, the definition and concept of resilience are introduced. The relationships between resilience and adolescent development as well as leadership are also addressed. To help students develop qualities on resilience, a lecture on resilience is developed in a subject entitled "Tomorrow's Leaders". The objectives, intended learning outcomes, lecture outline and lecture materials are presented in this paper. Some issues surrounding the teaching of this lecture are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-155
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • curriculum development
  • experiential learning
  • leadership
  • resilience
  • university students

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing


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