Modern teaching methods in judicial education
As part of its US State Department’s INL funded project, Regional Dialogue cooperated with the Lawyer’s Training Center under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of the Uzbekistan conducting a three-day international training seminar in Tashkent from January 9 - 11, 2017.
The training seminar was attended by professors and trainers from the Lawyer’s Training Center, the Tashkent Law University, the Research Center under the Supreme Court and the Presidential Academy for Public Administration. A training seminar on modern teaching methods was held under the title “Responding to the challenges of the XXI. Century in the field of judicial education” and engaged two international subject matter experts – Lisa LeSage, law professor from Oregon with broad international experience, and Kristie Bluett from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
The event was underlined by a very interactive presentation of different modern teaching methods. It focused on basic recommendations that make teaching more efficient and dynamic. It covered different methods that should be used for specific trainings, designing of specific curricula, how and when to use different interactive exercises as upgraded approach in modern teaching techniques.
On the afternoon of January 11, 2017, Regional Dialogue and the two subject matter experts conducted a round table dialogue session with the core working group on reforms in judicial education. Team leaders of subgroups Mr. Gafurov, Mr. Kanyazov and Mr. Obidov explained what has been designed so far in their discussions. Both US experts, specializing in modern teaching methods, were able to give several suggestions, explaining existing practices in US and in some other countries.