Legal didactics as a cross-cutting topic

The speakers in dialogue with the participants.
The speakers in dialogue with the participants.
Bosnia and Herzegovina

The train-the-trainer workshop ‘Didactics in judicial education and training’ took place on 6 December 2023 in Sarajevo. IRZ and the Centre for the Education of Judges and Public Prosecutors in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina jointly organised the event, which was made possible by project funding from the Federal Foreign Office.

The starting point were keynote speeches by Dr Robert Jović, Judge at the Court of Appeal of the District of Brčko, Norbert Koster, former judge at the Higher Regional Court of Hamm and the responsible IRZ head of section, lawyer Dr Stefan Pürner.

An intensive discussion began right at the start of the event, in which the participants, who themselves lead further training courses or are intended to do so, contributed their own suggestions and experiences. In this context, they took a critical look at current practice in training events. After an in-depth analysis, they developed tips for better design, ranging from preparation and the selection of a suitable format for the respective needs to the visualisation of legal content.

It became clear that the improvement of further training programmes is a cross-cutting issue, as an increase in quality in this area benefits further training activities in all areas of law – an aspect that plays an increased role, especially in times of scarce resources.

In conclusion, the participants emphasised that the workshop focused on didactics and that the results could therefore be incorporated into a guide for lecturers as part of follow-up activities. They therefore asked IRZ to continue and expand its activities in this area.