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Teamwork in first year law units : can it work?

Carver, Tracey L. & Stickley, Amanda P. (2012) Teamwork in first year law units : can it work? Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 9(2).

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Abstract

Since the 1980s, higher education in Australia has undergone significant change which has led to the belief that universities should cultivate students’ generic skills and attributes. For example, Achieving Quality states that generic skills ‘should represent the central achievements of higher education as a process’ (Higher Education Council, 1992, p 20). The CALD Standards for Australian Law Schools also recognise that tertiary curricula should ‘seek to develop knowledge, understanding, skills, and values’ (Council of Australian Law Deans, 2009, [2.3]. See also AQF Council, 2010, pp 32-5, 40-2; AQF Council, 2011, p 45-50). This more instrumentalist view of education is similarly exhibited by students (Saulwick and Muller, 2006, pp 7, 34). No longer does the modern graduate expect their university degree to equip them solely with the content knowledge of their discipline, but also with the skills and attributes relevant to their career and prospective employment.

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ID Code: 53504
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: TEAMWORK, LAW STUDENTS, ASSESSMENT, FIRST YEAR, HERN
ISSN: 1449-9789
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 2012 The Authors
Deposited On: 07 Sep 2012 08:43
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2012 22:07

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