Are law students ‘wax to be moulded’ or active learners?: John Locke goes to law school

This is the second in a series of posts on theories of learning and teaching – specifically the concepts of formal or explicit curricula and informal, implicit or ‘hidden’ curricula.  In an earlier post, I set the scene and provided an overview of traditional theories of learning. In this post, we look at another early …

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Want to Make Learning Stick? Make it Harder – Age of Awareness – Medium

Spacing and interleaving might sound like unusual pedagogical practices, but they might just be worth employing with your law students. In Want to Make Learning Stick? Make it Harder over on Age of Awareness at Medium, Nick Soderstrom argues for the adoption of some different techniques to improve learning outcomes. Spaced out... Cramming and long periods …

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Are you excited for your first day of class?  If not, you might be putting your students’ marks at risk.

The first day of semester at law school is rapidly approaching for many of us in legal education in the southern hemisphere.  You’ve spent days (or even weeks) compiling your curriculum, your reading list and writing assessment tasks.  You might have even started to (re)write your lectures and lesson plans.  But have you thought about …

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