Exploring Student Engagement in Construction Law Education

T McLernon

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    Abstract

    Abstract: This paper reports on an analysis of study traits and approaches to learning of undergraduate and postgraduate students of construction law. It draws on a longitudinal study of construction law education and on reflections on educational practice in a UK university. This paper concentrates on student engagement with the study of construction law and presents two examples from practice of what works well and what does not work so well in terms of engaging students in the teaching and learning of construction law. Using some pedagogic theory, a rationale for improving the teaching, learning and assessment régime of construction law is proposed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)80-85
    JournalJournal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction
    Volume1
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - May 2009

    Bibliographical note

    Reference text: McLernon, T. & Hughes, D., (2005) Roadworks on the Learning Highway: the UK Experience of Assessment, paper published in the Proceedings of the Annual Conference and Exposition of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), entitled ‘Exploring the World of Engineering Education’, 12th – 15th June 2005, Portland, Oregon, USA.

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    Keywords

    • Construction industry
    • Laws
    • United Kingdom
    • Engineering education
    • Students.

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