Air Gondwana: teaching basic negotiation skills using multimedia

Butler, Desmond A. (2008) Air Gondwana: teaching basic negotiation skills using multimedia. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers Association, 1(1&2), pp. 213-226.

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The first year units Contracts A and Contracts B at the Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Law are assigned the task of teaching the skill of negotiation at a basic level as part as an integrated graduate capabilities program. Until 2008 this was done using a traditional approach involving a lecture, print materials and role plays. In 2008 the traditional approach was replaced with the multimedia program Air Gondwana, which is centred on the dealings of a fictional airline. It utilises video, online modules and ‘machinima’ — movies made using a virtual environment, in this case the Second Life environment. Air Gondwana is founded upon a range of learning theory including social constructivism, Collin’s ‘cognitive apprenticeship’ model and Laurillard’s model for successful learning of law. This article discusses the development of the Air Gondwana program and its pedagogical underpinnings.

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ID Code: 18398
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Legal education, Technology, Negotiation skill, Cognitive apprenticeship, Multimedia, HERN
ISSN: 1836-5620
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Legal Practice Lawyering and the Legal Profession (180121)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 please consult author
Deposited On: 03 Mar 2009 04:07
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:44

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