Friday, December 11, 2020

Building a New Bar Exam and Cognitive Science in Teaching Articles

The Legal Skills Prof. Blog had 2 great posts recently that I want to pass along.  The first is about a piece written by Deborah Jones Merritt.  She advocates for a new bar exam that would be significantly more statistically valid.  The Legal Skills post is here.  You can also read her full article Building a Better Bar:  The 12 Building Blocks of Minimum Competence.

The other post relates to cognitive challenges in teaching.  It begins with "I have a feeling my co-blogger Scott is going to love this one (it's right up his alley). It's a new article I stumbled across called "The Cognitive Challenges of Effective Teaching" by Professors Stephen L. Chew (Stamford) and William J. Cerbin (U. Wisc.) that pulls together an extensive body of cognitive science research into a nine point framework to guide and inform classroom teaching."  The post is a great summary of the 9 points, and the full article is worth the read.

(Steven Foster)

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2020/12/building-a-new-bar-exam-and-cognitive-science-in-teaching-articles.html

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