Evaluating the effectiveness of problem-based learning as a method of engaging year one law students

  title={Evaluating the effectiveness of problem-based learning as a method of engaging year one law students},
  author={Joanne Clough and Gillian W. Shorter},
  journal={The Law Teacher},
  pages={277 - 302}
The focus of this paper is a critical assessment of the effectiveness of a problem-based learning exercise introduced to increase student engagement within a year one, core law degree module at Northumbria University. Problem-based learning as a teaching method was developed by medical schools in the US and Canada in the 1960s and 1970s and has steadily grown in popularity, particularly within law schools. Presenting students with a reality-based problem, and requiring students to resolve that… 
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