Traditional Curriculum Theory: Its Place in the Development of Law Units
Keywords:Curriculum theory, law, teaching
As one of the main concerns of education, this article examines the impact that traditional formal curriculum theory can have on the teaching of law units. An examination of the traditional rational/objective curriculum models espoused by Ralph W Tyler and Hilda Taba is undertaken in the context of their value to legal education. The article concludes with an indication that an understanding of and commitment to use elements associated with formal curriculum theory can assist rigour, credibility, consistency and reliability in the learning activities that are undertaken by the educators of law students.
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