'How dare you tell me how to teach!': Resistance to educationalism within Australian law schools

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In the ongoing debates within higher education about the role of universities,the characteristics of ‘good teaching’ and the tensions between teaching andresearch, a new discourse has in the past few decades emerged and risen toprominence – one which emphasises the central importance of student learningand advocates teaching in a manner consistent with principles derived fromorthodox education scholarship. According to this discourse, it is not enough foruniversity academics to be experts and specialists within the context of their owndiscipline – they must also know how to teach effectively. In this article, thishigher education discourse is referred to as ‘educationalism’.3
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-808
Number of pages30
JournalUniversity of New South Wales Law Journal
Volume36
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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'How dare you tell me how to teach!': Resistance to educationalism within Australian law schools. / James, Nickolas.

In: University of New South Wales Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3, 2013, p. 779-808.

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