As reported today on TaxProf, Professor Sarah Schendel (Suffolk) has a new article on SSRN, “What You Don’t Know (Can Hurt You): Using Exam Wrappers to Foster Self-Assessment Skills in Law Students.” She describes exam wrappers as a “one page post-exam exercise” that has students self-assess their “exam preparation and exam taking skills, and prompt them to consider changes to their techniques.” Exam wrappers have been used in a number of disciplines, including physics, chemistry, and second language acquisition; however, they are not widespread in legal education.
Linda Suskie has a new blog post up about the difference between course and program learning goals. She begins by cutting through some of the jargon and vocabulary to summarize learning goals as:
Learning goals (or whatever you want to call them) describe what students will be able to do as a result of successful completion of a learning experience, be it a course, program or some other learning experience. So course learning goals describe what students will be able to do upon passing the course, and program learning goals describe what students will be able to do upon successfully completing the (degree or certificate) program.
I encourage readers to check out the full post from Ms. Suskie.