Developing professional character – trust, values and learning

Karen Barton, Fiona Westwood

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Abstract

The place of emotion in legal education is rarely discussed or analysed, and we do not have to seek far for the reasons. The difficulty of interdisciplinary research, the technicisation of legal education itself, the view that affect is irrational and antithetical to core western ideals of rationality – all this has made the subject of emotion in legal education invisible. Yet the educational literature on emotion proves how essential it is to student learning and to the professional lives of teachers. This chapter discusses developing professional character in Learning and Teaching the Law.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAffect and Legal Education
Subtitle of host publicationEmotion in Learning and Teaching the Law
EditorsP Maharg, Caroline Maughan
Pages235-256
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

Keywords

  • lawyers
  • education
  • law
  • learning

Cite this

Barton, K., & Westwood, F. (2011). Developing professional character – trust, values and learning. In P. Maharg, & C. Maughan (Eds.), Affect and Legal Education: Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law (pp. 235-256)