Moving beyond text, embracing the visual: the Virtual Land Law Field Trip Project @ Sussex

Ni Drisceoil, Verona (2020) Moving beyond text, embracing the visual: the Virtual Land Law Field Trip Project @ Sussex. The Law Teacher. pp. 1-12. ISSN 0306-9400

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Abstract

Set against the pedagogic literature outlining the benefits of the “visual” in instruction, this article charts the conceptualisation, development and impact of the Virtual Land Law Field Trip Project @ Sussex. Drawing on the findings from a student survey and focus group evaluation, the article outlines the strengths and weaknesses of the project. Notwithstanding limitations, and indeed the inherent challenges and obstacles to incorporating “innovative” approaches in teaching, the article concludes by strongly advocating a greater commitment to moving beyond the dominance of text in legal education and embracing the visual where possible. Utilising more dynamic visual representations such as video enhances instruction, supports cognitive memory and is an excellent way to provide meaningful practical insight examples. Moreover, embracing visual representations offers an alternative space within which to include counter voices and narratives to challenge, the curriculums we teach.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: visual learner, multimedia, land law
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2020 06:56
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2020 14:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/90825

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