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Creating a Healthy Group Work Learning Environment in Law Classes


Rundle, OC, Creating a Healthy Group Work Learning Environment in Law Classes, QUT Law Review, 14, (1) pp. 63-80. ISSN 2201-7275 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5204/qutlr.v14i1.519


This article shares details of the design and implementation of group learning in a law dispute resolution unit. Teamwork was an essential component of the group learning experience. In planning the unit, the way in which students would be prepared to work in groups, the means of group formation, group learning activities and the assessment regime were all designed to provide a positive learning experience. Opportunities to build competence, to connect with peers and to exercise autonomy were all part of the learning design. The article reports studentsí experiences of their group learning, confirming that the pedagogical design did indeed promote studentsí senses of competence, connection, belonging and autonomy. Each of these factors has been associated, in both theory and empirical findings, with enhanced student wellbeing.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law in context
Research Field:Legal education
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Rundle, OC (Dr Olivia Rundle)
ID Code:89505
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2014-03-06
Last Modified:2015-04-30
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