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Some innovations in assessment in legal education
(2009)
  • Susanne Owen
  • Gary Davis
Abstract
This publication describes the results of a November 2008 workshop designed to explore assessment options for tertiary legal students in Australia. It was a one-day practically oriented meeting, held at Bond University and attended by legal academics from 15 law schools around Australia, within a climate underscored by the values of criterion-referenced assessment. Participants were asked to think about assessment that can create opportunities for self- and peer-evaluation, make success criteria transparent, reflect intended graduate attributes and learning outcomes, and respond to more than content and legal analysis. Participants worked to produce comprehensively planned assessment tasks that reflected clear outcomes to be achieved and stated explicit criteria for success. [p.4, ed]
Keywords
  • Competency based education,
  • Educational innovation,
  • Evaluation methods,
  • Higher education,
  • Law schools,
  • Law students,
  • Legal education,
  • Peer evaluation,
  • Self evaluation (Individuals),
  • Student assessment,
  • University students
Publication Date
2009
Citation Information
Susanne Owen and Gary Davis. "Some innovations in assessment in legal education" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/susanne_owen/19/