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Developing professinal values and behaviour in a virtual learning environment

Barton, Karen and Westwood, Fiona (2011) Developing professinal values and behaviour in a virtual learning environment. In: Enhancing graduate impact in business, management, hospitality, leisure, sport, tourism. Enhancing . Threshold Press, Newbury, pp. 122-129. ISBN 978-1-903152-29-4

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Abstract

When law students are able to gain valuable experience about how they will be expected to work in professional pratice, they can develop the skills to act as graduates with impact. Using an on-line simulated learning environment to create team-based projects and close working realtionships with experienced tutor practitioners, it is possible to influence the development of professional values and behaviour.