Should students sing, dance, and create in the course of a legal education? Certainly, it’s unorthodox and raises an eyebrow or two. Providing opportunities, however, for students to be creative leads to joint-responsibility for their learning as they become co-creators of the teaching experience and of teaching resources. My colleague and I have built into Constitutional Law (and I have done the same with the Laws of Armed Conflict and Peacekeeping), an additional assessment that allows students to create teaching and learning materials through drama, music and other creative genres. In this short presentation, I demonstrate how we went about doing this and canvass the andragogical benefits and limitations of such an approach. This presentation will also be accompanied by a short video presentation showcasing students as co-creators of public law resources.
University of New South Wales, Australia, New South Wales