Teaching Methods in Law
Keywords:e-resources, teaching, limitations
Teaching is a very tedious job if someone does not know how to teach. A teacher plays a pivotal role in a student’s life to be played in different capacities such as a friend, philosopher, guide depending on the situation and circumstances. Teaching whether in school or higher education institutions requires a lot of hard work, perseverance and dedication on the part of the teacher. The six-letter word teacher can be denoted as T-Tolerant, E-Energetic, A-Awesome, C-Caring, H-Helpful, E-Enthusiastic, and R-Responsible, an effective teacher needs to have all these qualities. Teaching in higher educational institutions is becoming very difficult these days as there are plenty of knowledge available very easily at a single click which is both a blessing and a boon for a teacher. Blessing in the sense that unlike earlier times when a teacher had to confine his or her understanding and knowledge within few books, these days a lot of relevant and endangered e-resources are available for a teacher which ensures a comprehensive understanding about any topic before disseminating the knowledge to the students. But this can also be said to be a boon as the available content turns to be a limitation for the teacher not to develop an analytical understanding of the subject. Moreover, the student can also easily access the materials which may be a hindrance to the creativity of thoughts and free flow of knowledge. Teaching law involves a lot of techniques, methods and skill. Being a unique degree which when offered as 3Year, LL.B., 5 Year B.A.LL.B (Hons), B.Com. LL.B.(Hons), BSc. LL.B. (Hons) etc., is known as a professional degree. But, in LL.M. which is again designed both as 1 Year Degree or 2 Year Degree is more of an academic degree.
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