Posts Tagged ‘Michael Lower’

The knowledge base and professionalism of legal educators

August 1, 2022

I have just contributed this post to CUHK Law’s Learning Matters blog. It is based on one of the presentations given at the Directions in Legal Education conference on 10 – 11 June. Here is a link to the recording.

This post examines the nature of the teacher’s knowledge and professionalism. I argue that the two ideas are linked (our professionalism is partly derived from the knowledge base that we have as teachers). Part of this knowledge base comes from engagement with educational theory and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

In a later post (or posts) I will consider how we can engage with educational literature even though not all of us have been introduced to this literature as part of our formal education.

Michael Lower

Covid and Technology Enhanced Learning – a pivotal moment?

July 18, 2022

I contributed a commentary to a collective article in Studies in Technology Enhanced Learning. The article is called ‘Technology and educational “pivoting” in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic: A collected commentary’ (available here). My contribution, section 7 (‘Going digital: Developing a strategy for pivoting to greater use of technology in higher education’) is an account of some of the key lessons learned so far from the interviews in our Going Digital project.

Michael Lower

Consequential transitions – educational practice implications

July 4, 2022

Just posted this second consequential transitions piece on the Learning Matters blog. Link here.

The focus is on the implications for higher education practice.

Michael Lower

Consequential Transitions in undergraduate legal education – blog post

June 23, 2022

I have just published the first (of a planned sequence of three) blog posts about applying King Beach’s Consequential transitions theory to undergraduate legal education.

The link is here.

This post looks at the theory; I look at its essential features and explain why I think it helps educators (and administrators) to ask the right questions about the meaning of education and what educators can do to support students.

The next post will focus on practice implications and I plan a third post on how I imagine using the theory in education research projects.

Michael Lower

My article on the Communities of Inquiry pedagogy

June 15, 2022

My article, ‘The communities of inquiry pedagogy in undergraduate courses’ has just been published online by The Law Teacher. Details here.

Communities of inquiry in undergraduate education: Part 2

July 20, 2018

Part 1 was a little about the theory. Part 2 (here) is about how I tried to put the theory into practice and how that attempt is playing out.

Michael Lower

Communities of inquiry in undergraduate education: Part 1

July 19, 2018

My blog post on this topic has just appeared on CUHK Law’s Learning Matters blog. The link to the blog post is here.


Professor Paul Maharg speaking at CUHK Faculty of Law

September 25, 2017

Professor Paul Maharg will be giving two seminars at CUHK Faculty of Law this week about Legal Education. Professor Maharg is a leading scholar in this area and also has enormous experience in terms of advising policymakers and of implementing reform and innovation.

Professor Maharg will speak at the Shatin campus on 27th September at 12.45pm. He will speak at the Graduate Law Centre in the Bank of America Tower on 28th September at 12.45 pm.

Click here for details of the 27th September seminar on the Shatin campus

Click here for details of the 28th September seminar in the Bank of America Tower.


Gifts by elderly parents to children – SCMP

February 14, 2017

The law of undue influence can come into play when elderly parents are persuaded to make substantial lifetime gifts to their children. My article about this has just appeared in the SCMP. Here is the link.

Article – Marriage and acquisition of a beneficial interest in the family home in Hong Kong

December 8, 2016

Just published: M. Lower, ‘Marriage and the acquisition of a beneficial interest in the family home in Hong Kong.’ [2016] Conveyancer and Property Lawyer 453 – 465