Tuesday, October 10, 2017
What do students remember long after a course concludes? Now, that’s a very good question. Steve Friedland doesn’t provide us with an answer in his article. Deep Learning That Lasts: Transforming Law School Learning With Some Help from Science. However, he offers ways that should aid students in making the learning stick. The focus is on employing lessons learned from brain science, for example, interleaving (spacing) and self-testing.
You can access the article here.
Those of us who have been away from our law school days for many years might reflect on what we have retained. For myself, I have retained only a limited amount of doctrinal knowledge, and would now rely on that knowledge only as a starting point for relearning doctrine that I needed to know and update. More significantly, I remember big concepts and ways of thinking about legal issues and problems. That knowledge has proven of great value.