Scaffolding from Threshold Learning Outcomes to National Competency Standards

IDocCovers am revisiting the data from a qualitative study I reported at APLEC 2012 in Hobart. The APLEC conference presentation looked at potential ‘gaps’ in the learning continuum from law school to practical legal training, by examining the threshold learning outcomes for the Australian bachelor of laws degree and the national competency standards for entry-level lawyers. With the benefit of some further study in grounded theory and coding strategies, I am digging further into the two documents, from the point of view of a PLT teacher. For example, as a PLT teacher specifying the conditions under which a learning task must be performed, what can be assumed about law graduates’ foundational intellectual competencies material to the task? I hope to produce an article about this work in the next month.

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