Air Gondwana : Using ICT to create an authentic learning environment to teach basic negotiation skills

Butler, Desmond A. (2009) Air Gondwana : Using ICT to create an authentic learning environment to teach basic negotiation skills. In Proceedings of the 32nd HERDSA Annual Conference, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia, Inc, Darwin, pp. 53-64.

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In recent years greater emphasis has been placed by many Law Schools on teaching not only the substantive content of the law but also the skills needed for the practice of the law. Negotiation is one such skill. However, effective teaching of negotiation may be problematic in the context of large numbers of students studying in a variety of modes and often juggling other time commitments. This paper examines the Air Gondwana program, a blended learning environment designed to address these challenges. The program demonstrates that ICT can be used to create an authentic learning experience which engages and stimulates students.

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ID Code: 29403
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The published version of this paper is freely available online via the official URL.
Keywords: authentic learning, computers, cognitive apprenticeship, virtual environments, Second Life, HERN
ISBN: 0908557787
ISSN: 0155-6223
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
Past > Schools > Mathematical Sciences
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Des Butler
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Deposited On: 21 Dec 2009 02:32
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 14:15

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