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Teaching dry subjects without tears

Teaching dry subjects without tears

Clarke, Sandra (2011) Teaching dry subjects without tears. Compass: The Journal of Learning and Teaching at the University of Greenwich, 3. pp. 3-6. ISSN 2044-0081

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Abstract

Every discipline has some subjects which are not readily accessible to students, or which seem at first glance to have limited relevance to their lives. Unfortunately, these subjects are often essential to a true understanding of the discipline, so must be tackled. How can we make dry, technical subjects interesting? Can anyone teach dry subjects without tears?

The authors have been teaching Land Law, a notoriously difficult and technical subject, to second year law students for a number of years. Over that time, we have adopted a number of techniques that have made the subject more approachable and that have improved student success on the course. We believe that these techniques may be transferrable to other subjects.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Produced by the Educational Development Unit at the University of Greenwich
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning and teaching, land law, legal education
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Law & Criminology
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:13
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5105

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