Title

Towards an understanding of the small class large class nexus: A future for the undergraduate law lecture?

Date of this Version

1-1-2012

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Details

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Page, J. (2012). Towards an understanding of the small class large class nexus: A future for the undergraduate law lecture? In K. Wood, D. Knight, & S. Kinash (Eds.) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning @ Bond, volume 2 (pp. 44-48). Gold Coast, Queensland: Office of Teaching and Learning, Bond University.

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© Copyright Office of Learning and Teaching, Bond University, 2012

ISBN

9781922183026

Abstract

Extract

This short paper examines the strengths of the small class model and asks whether these attributes can be adapted to a large class paradigm in an effort to enhance student engagement with lecture content. Such an expectation may be fundamentally flawed. There may be no merit in comparing "apples" with "oranges". Effective student-centred teaching and learning in the large class environment may be best remedied with large-class solutions. Yet the higher education law lecture needs a new dynamic. It is an aim of this paper to examine whether the successes of the small class undergraduate law tutorial can be replicated in the large class law lecture. Because of its brevity, this paper cannot be more than an issues excursus, but the topic is deserving of more detailed investigation and analysis.

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