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Conference Paper: Asking the right questions: the pedagogical advantages of using media reports as assessment problems in the Law Curriculum

TitleAsking the right questions: the pedagogical advantages of using media reports as assessment problems in the Law Curriculum
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Issue Date2011
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The 2011 Conference on Enhancing Learning: Teaching and Learning, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia, 25-26 November 2011. How to Cite?
AbstractThis paper describes an assessment practice employed in a law course (tort law) whereby locally sourced newspaper articles serve as assessment problems in both examinations and task-based assessment activities. The principal pedagogical reason for doing so is to provide an assessment derived from authentic material that is more likely to be taken seriously by students, more likely to encourage students to make connections between the substance of the law as studied and the community and the world around them, and more likely to foster skills of the sort legal practitioners and professionals actually need and use. Such an assessment strategy will lead students away from short-term reproductive learning towards more reflective learning in which they themselves make the relevant connections. It has potential for application in disciplines other than law, in particular, social science and humanities.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/165900

 

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dc.contributor.authorGlofcheski, Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-20T08:24:59Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-20T08:24:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2011 Conference on Enhancing Learning: Teaching and Learning, Curtin University, Sarawak, Malaysia, 25-26 November 2011.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/165900-
dc.description.abstractThis paper describes an assessment practice employed in a law course (tort law) whereby locally sourced newspaper articles serve as assessment problems in both examinations and task-based assessment activities. The principal pedagogical reason for doing so is to provide an assessment derived from authentic material that is more likely to be taken seriously by students, more likely to encourage students to make connections between the substance of the law as studied and the community and the world around them, and more likely to foster skills of the sort legal practitioners and professionals actually need and use. Such an assessment strategy will lead students away from short-term reproductive learning towards more reflective learning in which they themselves make the relevant connections. It has potential for application in disciplines other than law, in particular, social science and humanities.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEnhancing Learning: Teaching and Learning Conference 2011en_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleAsking the right questions: the pedagogical advantages of using media reports as assessment problems in the Law Curriculumen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailGlofcheski, R: rick.glofcheski@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityGlofcheski, R=rp01247en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros209136en_US

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