ERIC Number: EJ1163239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Supporting Law Students' Skills Development Online--A Strategy to Improve Skills and Reduce Student Stress?
Hewitt, Anne; Stubbs, Matthew
Research in Learning Technology, v25 2017
Law students internationally suffer from a high level of psychological distress compared with the general and student populations, and anecdotal evidence suggests that students developing skills without adequate support experience significant stress and anxiety. This article considers an initiative at one Australian law school to develop a degree-wide structured online skills development programme as a means to both improve student skills acquisition and reduce student stress. The project implements, through the use of learning technology, the principles proposed by McKinney for making small changes to law school teaching, informed by self-efficacy theory, which can have powerful results.
Descriptors: Law Students, Stress Variables, Stress Management, Coping, Anxiety, Online Courses, Program Effectiveness, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Well Being, Skill Development, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Focus Groups, Learning Modules, Student Surveys, Likert Scales
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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