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Reconceiving an Approach to Teaching Legal Discourse: A Community of Practice Project

Bak, Tao and Murphy, Helen (2008) Reconceiving an Approach to Teaching Legal Discourse: A Community of Practice Project. Journal of the Australasian Law Teachers' Association, 1 (1 & 2). pp. 197-202. ISSN 1836-5620

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Abstract

The past decade has seen a marked increase in the diversity of the student profile in tertiary study in Australia. For example, up to one third of students at some institutions are international students. At the same time, alternative entry options and pathways linking Technical and Further Education (TAFE) and Higher Education (HE) courses have been increasingly utilised by students from a variety of backgrounds. Language and learning support is crucial for many of these students to enable them to achieve successful outcomes in their studies. This paper outlines the reconceptualisation of a collaborative approach between language and learning practitioners and law staff at Victoria University (VU) to develop and model appropriate teaching and learning pedagogies to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse cohort of students.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID15820. tertiary study in Australia, pathways, learning pedagogies, student needs, language and learning support
Subjects: Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > VU College
FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
SEO Classification > 9302 Teaching and Instruction
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 04:44
Last Modified: 25 Aug 2011 04:44
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/3493
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