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

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Bak, Geert ORCID: 0000-0002-8462-7438 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


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.

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Subjects Current > Division/Research > VU College
Historical > FOR Classification > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
Historical > SEO Classification > 9302 Teaching and Instruction
Keywords ResPubID15820. tertiary study in Australia, pathways, learning pedagogies, student needs, language and learning support
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