Planning for Effective Legal Instruction

A Workbook

by Vernellia R. Randall

Tags: Law School Teaching

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102 pp  $21.00

ISBN 978-1-59460-668-7

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This workbook guides both new and experienced teachers in the steps of course design and through a process of self-reflection and decision-making so that they can be more effective teachers. It begins by helping teachers identify the primary goals and missions of their law schools, their beliefs about legal education, and their beliefs about teaching the law. Randall then helps teachers explore the factors that influence the decisions they will make during course planning, the sources they will use for teaching advice, and their overall approaches to their courses. The book ushers teachers through the various decision points in course planning: establishing course goals and objectives; selecting and arranging the content and skills to be taught; determining students' learning characteristics; selecting materials and resources, including caselaw; identifying appropriate teaching methods, including collaborative methods and online technology; and revising the course.