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A transition program in first year law : adopting the First Year Curriculum Principles

Stickley, Amanda P. (2011) A transition program in first year law : adopting the First Year Curriculum Principles. In First Year Experience in Higher Education : Design for Student Success, 28 June - 1 July 2011, Fremantle, WA.

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Abstract

The First Year Curriculum Principles espouse a student-focused consistent and explicit curriculum, acknowledging diversity and the need to scaffold skills and learning. Commencing law students are no different to other first year students in that they must deal with changes in teaching and learning approaches and expectations. As well as the generic issues of transition, law students must grapple with learning the skills which are necessary for the study of law from the very start of their degree. A transition program at the commencement of a law degree as part of a planned first year curriculum provides an opportunity to introduce students to the study of law, the requisite skills as well as assist with transition to tertiary education.

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ID Code: 45627
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: legal education, first year experience, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 31 Aug 2011 08:20
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2011 14:19

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