Training Needs for Law Teachers: Being Strategic

Hutchinson, Terry C. & Hannah, Frances M. (2002) Training Needs for Law Teachers: Being Strategic. Legal Education Review, 13(2), pp. 45-64.


The new teaching environment features flexible delivery, heavy use of technology, increased infusion of skills into the curriculum, large class sizes and overall, an increasing sophistication of the higher education teaching environment. Even in this environment, Erica McWilliams’“teaching tech(no)body”) the virtual instructor, needs some of the old-fashioned teaching skills so necessary for rounded delivery of knowledge and skills to the students. This article examines training needs and options for legal academics and points to effective ways of engendering excellence. The article argues that voluntary teaching improvement rather than accreditation is the more valuable. However, any up-skilling schemes should not become an institutional or personal barrier to personal diversity in teaching style in the university, and especially in the Law School.

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ID Code: 13800
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The contents of this journal can be freely accessed online via the journal's web page (see hypertext link).
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Keywords: Teaching skills, virtual delivery, academic teaching training, accreditation
ISSN: 1033-2839
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Terry C. Hutchinson and Frances M. Hannah, and the Legal Education Review
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:59

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