Roundtable discussion on Family Law

To reflect the 2012 conference theme, the Family Law stream is presenting a roundtable for discussion on teaching family law and creating interesting and engaging learning experiences for students. Family law is often one of the most popular choices for undergraduate students and this session is intended to reflect on and encourage discussion of the family law curriculum and different methods of teaching family law.

Possible topics for discussion include (but are not limited to):

  • The scope of the curriculum and how courses link with other aspects of the law programme
  • Methods of teaching and assessment:
  • Available online resources
  • Textbooks
  • Formative and summative assessment methods
  • Use of online platforms for provision of podcasts; multiple choice questionnaires; discussion boards etc.
  • Providing effective feedback
  • Managing student expectations
  • Including different theoretical perspectives on family law
  • Participation of practitioners in teaching family law courses
There will be short presentations by academics teaching family law about their courses and experiences to stimulate discussion.

Chair: Ruth Lamont.  Participating speakers will be: Penelope Russell (Sheffield University); Anna Carline (Liverpool John Moores University); Leanne Smith (Cardiff University); Rebecca Probert (Warwick University) and Shazia Choudhry (Queen Mary, University of London)

This session is sponsored by the Higher Education Academy

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