Tuesday, November 4, 2014
A couple of days ago, one of my co-bloggers mentioned the new website LegalEd (Michele Pistone, founder). This is a wonderful website that has lots of useful materials for law professors. The main part of the site has videos on a wide-variety of subject-matter areas, which professors can use to "flip the classroom." They declare "When teachers do not have to spend limited class time on lecturing about substantive law and procedure, they can now incorporate more active, problem-based learning that incorporates the competencies proven key to successful lawyering into each course."
Also on the website are videos from a conference LegalEd held last spring, “Igniting Law Teaching.” (here) Topics covered by the videos include flipping the law school classroom, active learning, applying legal theory to legal education, the craft of law teaching, simulations, feedback, and assessment, beyond traditional law school subjects, and teaching for the twenty-first century.