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Podcasting seen from a different angle. Practising skills for life in a legal classroom – developing student´s soft skills and legal English in international setting


BILOVÁ Štěpánka CHUDOVÁ Kateřina

Year of publication 2022
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Description Legal work has substantially changed over the years, which is reflected in teaching legal disciplines as well as legal English. Students need to be equipped for teamwork, international cooperation, effective use of technology and good communication. Our positive experience with international videoconferencing led us to using other social media and technology for synchronous and asynchronous work. In the workshop, we will share various approaches to creating podcasts in the classroom, where students are given a lot of freedom in terms of forming international teams, agreeing on a topic, distribution of work, communication and preparation of the final product – a podcast on a legal topic. Students from two cultures, no matter how close, gain hands-on experience with time management, leadership and teamwork, they also acquire new technical skills from real professionals in the field (e.g. Louise Kulbicki) and the art of giving each other meaningful feedback. The presentation will also include students´ reflection at the end of the course, in which they frequently described their positive as well as negative experience, their insecurities, frustration and expectations. Presenters will be ready to share their individual experience and describe the steps taken.

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