Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1997

Abstract

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.

Discipline

Legal Education | Legal Studies

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

Southern Cross University Law Review

Volume

2005

First Page

208

Last Page

227

ISSN

1329-3737

Publisher

Southern Cross University School of Law and Justice

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/SCULawRw/1997/10.html

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