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Using Assessment Practice to Evaluate the Legal Skills Curriculum

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Abstract


  • A comprehensive audit of the skills curriculum offered to students in a Bachelor of Laws program yielded important insights about the collective impact of assessment tasks on the hidden and operational skills curriculum. This qualitative case study supports the views (1) that assessment tasks provide significant skills practice and performance opportunities for students; (2) that assessment provides students with important cues about what type of learning is valued; and (3) that review of assessment practices across the curriculum can provide important information for curricular reform.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • M. O''Brien & J. P. Littrich, ''Using Assessment Practice to Evaluate the Legal Skills Curriculum'' (2008) 5 (1) Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice 61-76.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2440&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/348

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 76

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://jutlp.uow.edu.au/

Abstract


  • A comprehensive audit of the skills curriculum offered to students in a Bachelor of Laws program yielded important insights about the collective impact of assessment tasks on the hidden and operational skills curriculum. This qualitative case study supports the views (1) that assessment tasks provide significant skills practice and performance opportunities for students; (2) that assessment provides students with important cues about what type of learning is valued; and (3) that review of assessment practices across the curriculum can provide important information for curricular reform.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • M. O''Brien & J. P. Littrich, ''Using Assessment Practice to Evaluate the Legal Skills Curriculum'' (2008) 5 (1) Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice 61-76.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2440&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lawpapers/348

Number Of Pages


  • 15

Start Page


  • 61

End Page


  • 76

Volume


  • 5

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • http://jutlp.uow.edu.au/