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The Trial of an Audience Response System to Facilitate Problem-Based Learning in Legal Education

Burton, Kelley J. (2006) The Trial of an Audience Response System to Facilitate Problem-Based Learning in Legal Education. In Banks, David (Ed.) Audience response systems in higher education : applications and cases. Information Science Pub. (IGI Global), Hershey, Pennsylvania, pp. 265-275.

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Abstract

This chapter provides a case study of how an associate lecturer in the School of Law at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) used an ARS (ARS) in a lecture for a second year core undergraduate law subject to facilitate problem based learning. It recognizes the positive student response to the use of an ARS and the main benefits, for example, to actively engage students in the learning process, facilitate formative assessment where the students develop initiative and peer relationships, and to provide timely and worthwhile feedback. The chapter also identifies some of the problems that the author faced in the trial and provides some suggested solutions and recommendations. The author hopes to encourage other lecturers to take advantage of an ARS to enhance student learning and identifies some future ARS research opportunities.

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ID Code: 4199
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
Keywords: audience response system, legal education, problem solving skills
ISBN: 1591409470
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
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Information Science Pub. (IGI Global)
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:23

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