The lecture/tutorial format is the dominant structurethrough which law is taught in Australia. This articleexamines the learning environment of the law tutorial, andsuggests approaches aimed at maximising the learningexperience for students, on the basis of students’ learningpreferences. The discussion utilises Golay’s learningpattern assessment in developing an understanding of thedifferent learning styles of students. Based on thisanalysis, activities are advanced which advocate andimplement joint tutor-student responsibility for learningwithin tutorials. It is argued that students will learn moreeffectively, and expand their learning experiences wheninvolved directly in the structure, format and content ofthe tutorial itself.
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Southern Cross University Law Review
Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice
ALEXANDER, Nadja and BLACK, Ann.
Revamping the tutorial. (1997). Southern Cross University Law Review. 2005, 208-227. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/2235
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