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ERIC Number: EJ873385
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
The Twenty-First Century and Legal Studies in Business: Preparing Students to Perform in a Globally Competitive Environment
Burke, Debra D.; Johnson, Ronald A.; Kemp, Deborah J.
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v27 n1 p1-33 Win-Spr 2010
This article first examines the dynamic role business education must play in a flat world economy. Second, it explains how legal courses in the business curricula already equip students with portable twenty-first-century skills and relevant academic content. The article then advocates the acceptance of the Boyer Model of Scholarship, which defines scholarly pursuits in terms of activities involving teaching and learning, engagement with the relevant community, and basic research pursuits designed to expand discipline-based knowledge, as a means of enhancing the discipline's already valuable role in business education. It explains the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), and provides resources for embarking on such scholarly pursuits, as well as examples. It then explores the Scholarship of Engagement and explains the importance of applied research in partnerships between universities and their communities from the perspective of economic competitiveness. Finally, it analyzes an emerging trend that measures the significance of basic research in terms of its impact. The article concludes that measurable impact is critical to all types of scholarly pursuits in this century's academy and that faculty members in business law can impact significantly their students' learning, their communities' development, and their discipline by embracing Boyer's definition of scholarship. (Contains 131 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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