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Ten Reasons Why Scholarship of
Teaching and Learning Matters in
Practical Legal Training
Kristoffer Greaves
Australian Law...
1.
‘Teaching makes learning possible’
Scholarship of teaching and
learning (“SoTL”) shows how
‘learning is made possible’
...
2.
SoTL
Raises ‘the status of teaching’
(Trigwell & Shale 2004)
3.
SoTL
Supports practitioners ‘to teach
more knowledgeably’
(Trigwell & Shale 2004)
4.
SoTL
Enables assessment of ‘quality of
teaching’
(Trigwell & Shale 2004)
5.
SoTL
‘Improves learning experiences’
of lawyers-to-be
(Trigwell & Shale 2004)
6.
SoTL
Professionalism – PLT
practitioners’ sense of
professionalism and responsibility
– as both lawyer and educator.
(S...
7.
SoTL
Pragmatism – recognise SoTL
informs teaching and learning
work in ways ‘transparent’ to
external scrutiny, and inf...
8.
SoTL
Policy – recognise ‘national, state
and local policy’, policies of legal
regulators, admission boards, and
higher ...
9.
SoTL
Legislative intent of mandatory PLT:
improve protection of clients,
improve administration of justice,
assure qual...
10.
SoTL
Learning about how teaching and
learning works, using that
knowledge, helps us do PLT
“better”. Rewards our effor...
References
Mick Healey, ‘Developing the scholarship of teaching in higher education: a
discipline-based approach’ (2000) 1...
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  1. 1. Ten Reasons Why Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Matters in Practical Legal Training Kristoffer Greaves Australian Lawyer + PhD Candidate Deakin University @pleagletrainer http://thekglawyerblog.com/ptblog/ k.greaves@research.deakin.edu.au
  2. 2. 1. ‘Teaching makes learning possible’ Scholarship of teaching and learning (“SoTL”) shows how ‘learning is made possible’ (Healey 2000)
  3. 3. 2. SoTL Raises ‘the status of teaching’ (Trigwell & Shale 2004)
  4. 4. 3. SoTL Supports practitioners ‘to teach more knowledgeably’ (Trigwell & Shale 2004)
  5. 5. 4. SoTL Enables assessment of ‘quality of teaching’ (Trigwell & Shale 2004)
  6. 6. 5. SoTL ‘Improves learning experiences’ of lawyers-to-be (Trigwell & Shale 2004)
  7. 7. 6. SoTL Professionalism – PLT practitioners’ sense of professionalism and responsibility – as both lawyer and educator. (Shulman 2000)
  8. 8. 7. SoTL Pragmatism – recognise SoTL informs teaching and learning work in ways ‘transparent’ to external scrutiny, and informs individual practice. (Shulman 2000)
  9. 9. 8. SoTL Policy – recognise ‘national, state and local policy’, policies of legal regulators, admission boards, and higher ed regulators. Earn a seat at the policy-making table. (Shulman 2000)
  10. 10. 9. SoTL Legislative intent of mandatory PLT: improve protection of clients, improve administration of justice, assure quality legal services. Legal Profession Acts
  11. 11. 10. SoTL Learning about how teaching and learning works, using that knowledge, helps us do PLT “better”. Rewards our efforts as PLT practitioners (self-actualisation).
  12. 12. References Mick Healey, ‘Developing the scholarship of teaching in higher education: a discipline-based approach’ (2000) 19(2) Higher Education Research and Development 169 (italics added) 70-71. Keith Trigwell and Suzanne Shale, ‘Student learning and the scholarship of university teaching’ (2004) 29(4) Studies in Higher Education 523. Lee S Shulman, ‘From Minsk to Pinsk: Why a scholarship of teaching and learning’ (2000) 1(1) Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 48.

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