Technological innovation (4IR) in law teaching and learning: Enhancement or drawback during Covid-19
Edited by Prof Charles Maimela
ISBN: 978-1-7764117-4-0
Pages: 150
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available


About the publication 

Technological innovation (4IR) in law teaching and learning: Enhancement or drawback during Covid-19? book emerged from a lecture series the Faculty of Law at UP hosted in the 2021 academic year. Aiming to test the state of teaching and learning during the pandemic, the lecture series asked whether ERT and learning (ERTL) compromised or enhanced the teaching and learning of law. Among others, various academics from UP Law as well as from the universities of KwaZulu-Natal, Johannesburg and Free State. as well as officials from the DHET, participated in the series. This collection comprises chapters written by some of the representatives who were involved in the lecture series.
This book aims to set the tone for teaching and learning of law after the pandemic. It is our hope that the lessons learnt during the pandemic will be adopted in the day-to-day teaching pedagogy of law in the future. Despite the disruptions caused by the pandemic, a possibly unseen benefit can be identified. As this book argues, law teaching and learning using technological innovations have been positive for both academics and students. Thanks to technological innovation, the discipline of law is arguably in a far better position after the pandemic than before. 

Table of Contents


“NO STUDENT LEFT BEHIND” Teaching and learning law during Covid-19: The voices of law lecturers and students in the online space 
Prof Charles Maimela & Prof Elsabe Schoeman

 Chapter 1:
“The use of technology has always been part of the plan for higher learning institutions” – experts on teaching during Covid-19 at UP Law Lecture  
Dr Freddy Mnyongani
1 1 Introduction  
1 2 The state of disaster and its impact on teaching and learning in 2020  
1 3 Teaching remotely and how the accreditation conundrum was averted  
1 4 Emergency remote teaching and socio-economic realities  
1 5 Aligning assessments with emergency remote teaching and learning  
1 6 Some valuable lessons for the future  
1 7 Conclusion  

 Chapter 2:
Can face-to-face teaching and learning be replaced or complemented by technological innovations?  
Prof Charles Maimela
2 1 Introduction  
2 2 Teaching and learning the traditional way  
2 3 Online teaching and learning  
2 4 Staff and students’ response to online v face-to-face teaching and learning  
2 5 Conclusion 

 Chapter 3:
Embracing and reimagining technology-enhanced learning in public international law to Generation Z 35
Prof Martha M Bradley, Ms Faith Mathibedi, Ms Jessie Phyffer & Mr Felix le Roux
3 1 Introduction  
3 2 Contextual conditions and dynamics  
3 3 Generation Z and technological modalities employed 
3 4 Lessons learnt and looking to the future 

 Chapter 4:
Online teaching, Covid-19 and the LLB curriculum: Looking back to look forward  
Dr Lorette Arendse
4 1 Introduction 59
4 2 The LLB Qualification Framework  
4 3 Online teaching during the pandemic: The impact on the LLB curriculum  
4 4 Online teaching and the LLB curriculum in a post-Covid context: Some ruminations  

 Chapter 5:
The impact of the abrupt transition to online learning in the law of succession as a result of Covid-19  
Ms Kgopotso Maunatlala & Prof Anton van der Linde
5 1 Introduction and background 
5 2 The abrupt transition to emergency remote teaching and learning  
5 3 The Law of Succession approach and response to emergency remote teaching and learning  
5 4 Teaching during Covid-19: Did it compromise or enhance the LLB? 
5 5 Other challenges  
5 6 Conclusion                   

 Chapter 6:
Covid-19 teaching and learning: Towards womanism, ethics of care, storytelling and ubuntu  
Dr Keneilwe Radebe
6 1 Introduction  
6 2 The role of womanism and ethics of care in teaching and learning under and post Covid-19  
6 3 Storytelling  
6 4 Ubuntu 
6 5 Conclusion: Practical lessons to be learnt

 Chapter 7:
Teaching during emergency remote learning: Lessons and recommendations  
Dr Rashri Baboolal-Frank
7 1 Introduction  
7 2 Reflections as a lecturer for fourth year LLB  
7 3 Literature pertaining to emergency remote learning  
7 4 Online teaching is the forefront of the industrial revolution  
7 5 Online tools to prevent plagiarism  
7 6 Challenges faced by students caused by the pandemic  
7 7 Conclusion and recommendations 

 Chapter 8:
Experiences of teaching Trusts and Estates during Covid-19 and the way forward  
Prof Anton van der Linde
8 1 Introduction  
8 2 Reimagining and embracing technological innovation under Covid-19 
8 3 Evaluation and way forward  





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