Interaction and diversity in the Australian law classroom

Mark Israel, Natalie Skead, M. Heath, A. Hewitt, K. Galloway, A. Steel

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Abstract

Recognition of increased diversity within Australian legal education means law teachers have to respond to a broader variety of student needs, both at a macro level in admissions and curriculum planning and at a micro level through learning and teaching. Australian law schools have spent the last decade addressing the macro level rather than exploring the needs of the micro. This paper draws on Goffman’s ideas of how people engage in a ‘quiet sorting’ of others according to various attributes to outline strategies for creating and maintaining learning spaces that welcome and engage with diversity.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch and Development in Higher Education: The Shape of Higher Education
EditorsMelissa Davis, Allan Goody
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
Pages127-136
Volume39
ISBN (Print)978-0-9945546-2-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2016 - Perth, Australia
Duration: 4 Jul 20167 Jul 2016
Conference number: 39

Conference

ConferenceHigher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual Conference 2016
Abbreviated titleHERDSA 2016
CountryAustralia
CityPerth
Period4/07/167/07/16

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