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Its place in property education : where does property law fit into property programs?

Blake, Andrea, Cradduck, Lucy M., & Richardson, Kristy (2010) Its place in property education : where does property law fit into property programs? In Abdullah, Khuzaimah binti, Abd Rasid, Faziah binti, & Nordin, Norliza binti (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Real Estate Research Symposium, National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN), Malaysia, pp. 491-505.

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    Property law is one of the key elements in any property-based degree program. In particular, an understanding of 'property law' is one of the required knowledge fields for inclusion in property programs accredited by professional institutes such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the Appraisal Institute and the Australian Property Institute. Despite the importance of property law as a cornerstone element of all property programs this aspect of the program is often approached from a more generic legal perspective with teaching resources used and pedagogical approach more aligned to the study of law that property. The specificity of this type of program is rarely adequately acknowledged. The question arises as to what the study of 'property law' entails and what the composition of a 'property law' subject should be. Replicating the methodology used by Placid and Weeks (2009) in their examination of the current composition of real estate law courses in the United States, this paper examines the current composition and pedagogical approach adopted by Australian universities based on the study of three Queensland property programs. In particular the curriculum, teaching resources used, assessment and engagement strategies are considered with a view to making improvements to the way these property law courses can be more effectively tailored to property students. It is anticipated that the outcomes of this paper will be of interest to all academics who are responsible for developing and delivering property law subjects and those who manage property programs in Australia and internationally.

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    ID Code: 50081
    Item Type: Conference Paper
    Keywords: Property Education, Property Law, Curriculum, Pedagogy, Community of Practice
    ISBN: 9789839921779
    Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Housing Markets Development Management (120503)
    Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
    Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
    Current > Schools > School of Law
    Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 The Authors
    Deposited On: 04 May 2012 09:45
    Last Modified: 19 Jun 2012 12:37

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