Bond University


The challenge for any educator is to make the process of learning interesting. In practice, this entails acceptance of the fact that the “purpose of education is to stimulate inquiry and skill in the process of knowledge getting [rather than requiring students] to memorise a body of knowledge”. While traditional legal education emphasised the acquisition of knowledge or “cognitive learning”, today professional legal education must seek to achieve other goals, including “the ability to use that knowledge in a legal context; and the cultivation of other social and interpersonal characteristics and qualities”.