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Trials and tribulations<br />Trying new tools to teach law<br />
What is law?<br />
What I thought <br />Learning law is finding out about a system: <br />stated principles? <br />overall structure?<br />wo...
What I thought <br />Tools at graduation: <br />structure <br />principles <br />sources<br />ways to argue<br />
Existing methods<br />Law school was a process of learning and memorising what ‘is’ – not dreaming of what could be, not a...
Existing methods<br />We discovered that the ‘law’ was a series of rules, handed down by old men on the bench to lawyers w...
IRAN, IRAQ & IRAC<br />I is for issues<br />R is for rule<br />A is for application<br />C is for conclusion<br />
Myth of common law<br />Mirrors ‘evolution’ – in natural world<br />Organic <br />Best fit<br />Changes gradually over tim...
And so…<br />C is for ‘carbolic’<br />R is for ‘rylands’<br />A is for ‘a snail’<br />P is for ‘Pinochet’<br />
And n…<br />is for ‘Narrative’<br />how we absorb and interpret the story of the law<br />
ITALL 2010 – winter term<br />Criminal law and procedure<br />Therapeutic jurisprudence<br />
Idea #1<br />Puppets!<br />Encourage discussion with engagement, empathy and experimentation<br />
Practicalities<br />Sock?<br />Marionette?<br />Papier mache?<br />Stencil cut?<br />
Software<br />Animated characters<br />Xtranormal<br />
Xtranormal<br />American<br />Voice speed too fast<br />Limited characters<br />
Other ideas<br />Presentation<br />Spicynodes<br />Prezi<br />
Presentation tools<br />Spicynodes is linear<br />Prezi can induce nausea<br />
Later units<br />Evidence<br />Young people and crime<br />Criminology <br />Cybercrime<br />
Aggregation<br />Spicynodes = breadth of the law<br />Xtranormal = explanation<br />Prezi = virtual mind map<br />News fee...
Aggregation<br />Writing on walls<br />Modelling real world products<br />Using documentaries<br />Drawing on news stories...
Assessment <br /><ul><li>Reflective journal
Scaffolded tasks mirroring 6 levels of learning – gain knowledge, comprehend, apply, analyse, synthesise, evaluate
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  1. 1. Trials and tribulations<br />Trying new tools to teach law<br />
  2. 2. What is law?<br />
  3. 3. What I thought <br />Learning law is finding out about a system: <br />stated principles? <br />overall structure?<br />working rules?<br />adaptability?<br />
  4. 4. What I thought <br />Tools at graduation: <br />structure <br />principles <br />sources<br />ways to argue<br />
  5. 5. Existing methods<br />Law school was a process of learning and memorising what ‘is’ – not dreaming of what could be, not arguing for what should be. <br />Our lived experiences were irrelevant to our learning. Law hovered in a strange vacuum, outside of society, culture, politics, and even history.<br />Breaking the frozen sea – ANU Law School Reform 2011<br />
  6. 6. Existing methods<br />We discovered that the ‘law’ was a series of rules, handed down by old men on the bench to lawyers who neutrally applied it.<br />Breaking the frozen sea – ANU Law School Reform 2011<br />
  7. 7. IRAN, IRAQ & IRAC<br />I is for issues<br />R is for rule<br />A is for application<br />C is for conclusion<br />
  8. 8. Myth of common law<br />Mirrors ‘evolution’ – in natural world<br />Organic <br />Best fit<br />Changes gradually over time<br />‘Punctuated equilibrium’ in human society<br />Giant steps<br />Power, money, ideology, belief, emotion, ignorance<br />
  9. 9. And so…<br />C is for ‘carbolic’<br />R is for ‘rylands’<br />A is for ‘a snail’<br />P is for ‘Pinochet’<br />
  10. 10. And n…<br />is for ‘Narrative’<br />how we absorb and interpret the story of the law<br />
  11. 11. ITALL 2010 – winter term<br />Criminal law and procedure<br />Therapeutic jurisprudence<br />
  12. 12. Idea #1<br />Puppets!<br />Encourage discussion with engagement, empathy and experimentation<br />
  13. 13. Practicalities<br />Sock?<br />Marionette?<br />Papier mache?<br />Stencil cut?<br />
  14. 14. Software<br />Animated characters<br />Xtranormal<br />
  15. 15. Xtranormal<br />American<br />Voice speed too fast<br />Limited characters<br />
  16. 16. Other ideas<br />Presentation<br />Spicynodes<br />Prezi<br />
  17. 17. Presentation tools<br />Spicynodes is linear<br />Prezi can induce nausea<br />
  18. 18. Later units<br />Evidence<br />Young people and crime<br />Criminology <br />Cybercrime<br />
  19. 19. Aggregation<br />Spicynodes = breadth of the law<br />Xtranormal = explanation<br />Prezi = virtual mind map<br />News feed<br />TED talks<br />Youtube<br />Discussion forum<br />
  20. 20. Aggregation<br />Writing on walls<br />Modelling real world products<br />Using documentaries<br />Drawing on news stories each week<br />Card games<br />
  21. 21. Assessment <br /><ul><li>Reflective journal
  22. 22. Scaffolded tasks mirroring 6 levels of learning – gain knowledge, comprehend, apply, analyse, synthesise, evaluate
  23. 23. Draft real-world products
  24. 24. Participation in a blend of on-line and face to face modes</li></li></ul><li>Caution<br />When things go wrong<br />
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