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Title: What is entailed by a student-centred approach to legal education?
Author: Ferris, Graham
ISNI:       0000 0004 8506 7086
Awarding Body: Nottingham Trent University
Current Institution: Nottingham Trent University
Date of Award: 2019
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This introductory chapter identifies the research question that this thesis investigates as: what is entailed by a student-centred approach to legal education? The question is explicated and an account of its genesis is given. Problems of method and methodology are discussed and my own approach, which involves a type of triangulation combined with methods derived from academic law, is explained at the beginning of the discussion of the first publication. Each of the prior publications that contribute to this thesis is described in a thematic summary, and its role in the investigating of the question is explored. The reception and significance of each publication is discussed, although this is done only once for my monograph from which three chapters are incorporated into this thesis as three separate publications. A section on each publication except the first publication discusses its connections with the earlier publications that comprise this thesis. A final section reflects on the publication's relationship with the research question, and except for the fifth publication, its connections to later publications that comprise this thesis. This chapter ends with a concluding section that demonstrates how my earlier publications and this chapter cohere to form a single thesis and demonstrating rigour and making a novel contribution to human knowledge. It does this by both collecting in one place relevant features of the publications already identified in this chapter and by identifying new features of the publications including this chapter that can only be identified through a review of the whole thesis. The thesis concludes that a student-centred approach to legal education should be adopted.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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