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Threshold concepts in legal education

Ricketts, Aidan (2004) Threshold concepts in legal education. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 26 (2). pp. 2-12. ISSN 1011-5846

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This paper, which is drawn from the author’s MEd research, examines the idea of ‘threshold concepts’ in relation to legal education. The notion of threshold concepts relates to major concepts that involve a transformation of a student’s worldview and that need to be acquired in order to succeed in studying in a particular discipline. This emerging theory has particular relevance for tertiary teachers in all disciplines in the South Pacific region as the nature of this region means that higher education often has a considerable transformative aspect.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Law
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2004 08:51
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2012 09:15

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