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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Planning Your Law School Class To Utilize Effective Learning Techniques

James McGrath (Texas A&M), Planning Your Class to Take Advantage of Highly Effective Learning Techniques, 96 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. ___ (2018):

What are the most highly effective learning techniques? Take a moment and consider what you think they are. Write them down if it is convenient. The symposium that is the subject of this law review volume examines the impact of formative assessment. In this article, I will connect formative assessment possibilities with ideas on how to take advantage of some of the proven highly effective learning techniques. The road there is a bit tortuous, but it is my hope that even the most well-informed teacher will find something that they can add to their quiver of techniques to help with her efforts of continually improve her teaching.

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Comments

This method of teaching looks like as much fun as a colonoscopy

Posted by: Anon | Jul 17, 2018 2:28:00 PM

@Anon. This chart is a great adaptation of Dr. Edward Deming's Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle. Toyota apparently didn't find it very boring. Dr. Deming's picture is on the wall next to the founder of Toyota and the current CEO.

Posted by: Dale Spradling | Jul 18, 2018 7:26:27 AM

I don't think I can trust anyone who wrote "it is my hope that even the most well-informed teacher will find something that they can add to their quiver of techniques to help with her efforts of continually improve her teaching."

Posted by: Alan Cathcart | Jul 19, 2018 9:48:37 AM