This is one of my working papers, not yet published. I’m linking to it here because it might be of interest to practitioners and I’m keen to have some feedback on the ideas expressed in the paper.
Threshold Learning Outcomes (‘TLOs’) for the Australian bachelor of laws and National Competency Standards (‘NCS’) for post-graduate pre-admission practical legal training include learning objectives for lawyers’ skills as part of a legal education . How do behavioural learning objectives for ‘lawyers’ skills’ specified in the TLOs and the NCS compare? This practitioner-initiated qualitative study borrowed from a ‘grounded theory’ approach to analyze the TLOs and NCS learning objectives for lawyers’ skills. The study produced insights that might inform teachers’ scaffolding around graduates’ intellectual competencies as part of practical legal training in lawyers’ skills.