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Online skill development for Generation Y students : a case study of an online negotiation model for external law students

Carver, Tracey L. & Cockburn, Tina (2007) Online skill development for Generation Y students : a case study of an online negotiation model for external law students. The International Journal of Learning, 13(12), pp. 81-90.

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Abstract

The majority of undergraduate students attending Australian universities now belong to Generation Y, and bring with them a unique outlook shaped by the social, political and cultural context of their childhood years. This change in outlook brings with it a shift in learning preferences, so to ensure a more effective learning environment for Generation Y students, learning and teaching strategies must adapt to address these preferences. In particular, research has shown that Generation Y learners favour experimental activities, the use of technology, structure and teamwork. This pedagogy has been adopted in the development of an interactive online model which adapts chat room technology to increase flexibility for external law students engaged in the development of negotiation skills in the undergraduate law unit, Trusts, at the Queensland University of Technology.

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ID Code: 18705
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Generation Y, Skill Development, Active Learning, Collaboration, Chat Room Technology, HERN
ISSN: 1447-9494
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > OTHER LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (189900) > Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified (189999)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Common Ground
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2009 08:24
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:35

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