"Ruby's Music Festival" : developing problem solving skills using online scenarios and creating opportunities to feed forward

Backstrom, Michelle & Cooper, Donna (2013) "Ruby's Music Festival" : developing problem solving skills using online scenarios and creating opportunities to feed forward. The Law Teacher : The International Journal of Legal Education, 47(3), pp. 300-318.

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One of the characteristics of good teaching is giving the highest quality feedback on student work but the term “feedback” is most commonly associated with summative assessment given by a teacher after work is completed. The student can often be a passive participant in the process. This article looks at the implementation of web based scenarios completed by students prior to summative assessment with the objective of improving legal problem solving skills. It examines the design process and the implementation of the problem solving activity and the approach to teaching and learning taken in the new law unit of which it is part. We argue that such activities are effective tools to feed forward and reflect on the implications for the effective teaching of law in higher education.

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ID Code: 64239
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: legal problem solving, teaching law to non-lawyers, teaching with narrative, feed forward, assessment, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/03069400.2013.851335
ISSN: 0306-9400
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 The Association of Law Teachers
Copyright Statement: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in The Law Teacher : The International Journal of Legal Education [Volume 47, Issue 3, (2013)] [copyright Taylor & Francis], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/03069400.2013.851335
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2013 22:52
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2015 10:32

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