Alan L Tyree

Intellectual Property Course

Note: This paper describes the IP course that I taught immediately before my retirement from the University of Sydney in 1997.

The course in Intellectual Property illustrates the most radical departure from standard teaching models. The course consists of ten 'modules'. Each module has four components:

Experience so far with the course has been extremely positive. Student morale is positive and participation rates have been very high. The Small Group Meetings have been very productive since the students are prepared and have resolved the easier issues in the Cooperative Learning Groups. The computer tutorials assure that no significant issues are overlooked. We believe that it is important that the prerequisite conditions be enforced: to allow unprepared students to attend the Small Group Meetings rewards lazy students and punishes those who have fulfilled the requirements.