Designing Reflective Assessment for Effective Learning of Legal Research Skills in First Year
McNamara, Judith, Field, Rachael M., & Cuffe, Natalie A. (2008) Designing Reflective Assessment for Effective Learning of Legal Research Skills in First Year. In First Year in Higher Education Conference 2008, 30 June - 2nd July 2008, Hobart, Tasmania.
Abstract—A primary aim of legal education should be to produce a reflective student who will become a reflective practitioner. This article considers the potential for achieving effective learning for students of law through the use of reflective assessment in first year. First, we discuss the importance of teaching reflective practice in the first year context. Second, we outline our developing framework for effective assessment design of reflective practice in the first year of legal education, and then critically evaluate one element of that framework. We conclude that reflective practice is an effective way of enabling students to be involved in a genuine learning experience of legal research skills in the first year of their legal education.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Additional Information:||The contents of this conference can be freely accessed online via the conference's web page (see hypertext link).|
|Keywords:||Legal education, legal research, reflection, reflective assessment|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)|
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 2008 (The authors)|
|Deposited On:||09 Oct 2008|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:44|
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