EFFECTIVE LEARNING by dfhrf555fcg

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									EFFECTIVE LEARNING                        Where taught and by what                     In which module
                                          method?                                      and by what
                                                                                       method will the
                                                                                       skill be assessed?
                                                                                       module
Lectures
                                          Induction lecture
    - Note taking
                                          Obs 1 - lecture
    - Listening
Seminars                                  Induction lecture                            Seminar participation
   - preparation                          Expectations of students in seminars         assessed in Critical
   - participation                        explained in first seminar of all subjects   Intro
                                          (HC to prepare a checklist for seminar       Seminar preparation
                                          teachers)                                    assessed in Obs 2 –
                                                                                       focus on preparation as
                                                                                       revision aid
Reflective journals                       In Critical Intro
Time management & personal organisation   Skills lecture (see programme below)
                                          Part of preparation for first tutor’s
                                          appointment that they provide a study
                                          diary
                                          Time management skills required for
                                          court visit
Portfolios                                Stage 1 – critical intro                     Stage 1 – critical intro
                                          Stage 2 – preparation for special studies    (40% of final mark)
                                          as part of public law 2                      Stage 2 – as part of
                                          - preparation of portfolio of seminar        special studies
                                          materials in Obs 2                           assessment
                                          Stage 3 – reflection on dissertation         Stage 3 – as part of
                                                                                       dissertation
Student-led study                         Self managed reading groups with             Not assessed – but
                                          prepared material in public law, building    expectation that the
                                          on groups used for court visits.             prepared materials will
                                          Study space to be made available             be referred to in
                                                                                       assessed work
Group work                                Court visit in public law 1 – oral and
                                          written group work

Effective use of IT                       Induction                                    Critical intro through
                                          Critical Intro                               portfolio
Web discussion                            Obs 2                                        Obs 2(?)
                                          (plus use of discussion forums in all
                                          modules in stage 1)
Revision and exam strategy                Skills lecture
                                          Obs 2 portfolio
                                          Plus sessions in all stage 1 subjects
Feedback                                                                               Stage 1 – critical intro
    - How to seek it                      Skills lecture                               Stage 2 – public law
    - How to make use of it               Part of portfolio programme                  special studies
                                                                                       Stage 3 - dissertation
Diversity and respect                     Critical Intro
ACADEMIC WRITING                                 Where taught and by what         In which module and by
                                                 method?                          what method will the
                                                                                  skill be assessed?
Appropriate academic language                    Critical intro – lecture and     Critical Intro – portfolio,
                                                 seminar                          essay and seminar
                                                                                  presentation



Citation                                                                          Critical Intro – portfolio,
                                                 Critical intro – lecture and     essay and seminar
                                                 seminar                          presentation


Bibliography                                     Critical intro – lecture and     Critical Intro – portfolio,
                                                 seminar                          essay and seminar
                                                                                  presentation


Acknowledging sources                            Critical intro – lecture and     Critical Intro – portfolio,
                                                 seminar                          essay and seminar
                                                                                  presentation

Referencing                                      Critical intro – lecture and     Critical Intro – portfolio,
                                                 seminar                          essay and seminar
                                                                                  presentation

Plagiarism                                       Critical intro – lecture and     Critical Intro – portfolio,
                                                 seminar                          essay and seminar
                                                                                  presentation

Writing essays (Level 1)                         Critical Intro
    - plan
                                                                                  Essay
    - structure                                  Public Law 1
                                                                                  Essay
    - arguments
    - footnotes
                                                                                  Essay
Writing essays (Level 2)                         Obs 2
Coursework/Special study (Level 2)               Public Law 2 – special studies
   - Independent research
                                                 Public Law 2 – special studies
   - Research trail
   - Expand to non-legal sources                 Public Law 2 – special studies




Problem questions (Level 1)                      Obs 1                            coursework
Problem questions (Level 2)                      Obs 2                            coursework
Case note                                        Obs 2                            (as yet undecided)
Other writing                                    Critical Intro
    - Letters, reports, email, web discussion,                                    Portfolio
       etc.
INFORMATION RESEARCH                   Where taught – and how               In which module and by
                                                                            what method will the
                                                                            skill be assessed?
                                                                            module
Using the Library                         -    Induction lecture
    - Law reports                         -    All stage 1 subjects to
    - Statutes                                 have one week where no
    - Books                                    materials are provided          -
    - Reference works                          but reading list and
    - Journals                                 printer credits                 -
    - Etc                                 -    Targeted lecture in
                                               criminal for oral
                                               assessment on rape
Using databases                           -    All students must attend
                                                                               -   Not assessed but
    - Westlaw, LNB, etc.                       library course which will
                                                                                   monitored through
    - Which to use for what purpose            start running after
                                                                                   attendance records
                                               reading week
Recording research
    - paper sources
    - electronic sources
    - Research strategies
    - Research trail
    - Endnote (or Reference Manager)


Training
    - hands on
    - lecture-based
    - online
News & Current affairs                    - Critical Intro
   - read serious newspaper               - Crimi                           Portfolio
   - BBC
                                          - Obs 2




CRITICAL (LEGAL) READING               Where taught and by what             In which module and by
                                       method?                              what method will the
                                                                            skill be assessed?
                                                                            module
                                       Obs 1
    Reading cases
    - precedent
    - structure of case
                                       Public Law 1
    - reading a case                   Obs 2
    - law reports/transcripts
    - digest of case


    Finding and reading statutes       Public Law 1
    Statutory interpretation           Crim
                                       Obs 1
Secondary sources                         Induction lecture – general
                                          intro to sort of materials that
                                                    are available and how to use
                                                    them
    Textbooks-
    -      Case books                               Obs 2
    -      Government papers                        Public Law 1
    -      Scholarly books                          Critical Intro

    -      Dictionaries etc.                        Public Law 1

    -      Halsbury’s                           Criminal




    -      Hansard
                                                    Public Law




                                                    Public Law/ Obs 2
    -      Journals (academic & practitioner)
           journal indexes
                                                    Obs 2


    -      Case commentary




Internet                                                                           Portfolio/essay
     -     critical evaluation
     -     search engines                       Critical Intro
     -     authoritative sites
     -     plagiarism
Non-legal sources                               Critical Intro                     Portfolio/essay
   - academic (e.g. other disciplines)
   - Cultural (general reading, film, other
       media)
                                                Public Law 2                       Special studies



ORAL SKILLS                                     Where taught and by what           In which module and by
                                                method?                            what method will the
                                                                                   skill be assessed?
                                                                                   module
Seminar participation                           Critical Intro
                                                Obs 2
Presentation                                    Criminal/public law 1              Video presentation
                                                                                   Video presentation
Debating
                                                Not done
Mooting                                        Alternative assessment available
                                               in stage 2 modules
                                               Skills lecture


FRAMEWORK KNOWLEDGE                                   Where taught and by what    Assessment
(including English Legal System)                      method?
Court system                                          Public Law 1
   - UK                                                                           MCQ
   -     European
Parliamentary process                                 Public Law 1                MCQ

Political institutions
Judiciary                                             Public Law 1                MCQ
Government                                            Public Law 1                MCQ and final
   - Constitutional reform                                                        essay in public
   - Devolution                                                                   law
Remedies                                              Obs
Legal profession                                      Public Law 1                MCQ
Law reform                                            Public Law 1                MCQ


Official publication                                  Public Law 1                MCQ
Statistics                                            Criminal Law
     - How to find & how to make use of




     Skills lecture programme

            1. PDP
            2. Time management
            3. Revision and exam strategy
            4. Mooting
            5. Presentation skills
            6. critical thinking
            7. case reading
            8. feedback and how to improve your marks
            9. Problem solving
            10. essay writing skills (focused on a particular assessment essay)
            11. Finding journal articles

								
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