Rounds: A 'Signature Pedagogy' for Clinical Education?

61 Pages Posted: 31 Aug 2007 Last revised: 9 Dec 2012

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Susan Bryant

CUNY School of Law

Elliott Milstein

American University - Washington College of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

This article explores the learning opportunities of rounds, involving facilitated peer conversations among clinic students that is focused on their fieldwork. Through rounds stories, the authors, experienced clinical teachers, describe the ways that rounds conversations teach students important professional habits, including reflecting on experience, engaging in contextualized thinking and making ethical decisions. The article identifies the challenge for faculty in planning and conducting rounds and provides concrete suggestions for improving rounds conversations and student learning.

Keywords: rounds, clinical pedagogy, clinical teaching, signature pedagogy

Suggested Citation

Bryant, Susan and Milstein, Elliott, Rounds: A 'Signature Pedagogy' for Clinical Education? (2007). NYLS Clinical Research Institute Paper No. 07/08-5, American University, WCL Research Paper No. 08-17, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1007504 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1007504

Susan Bryant

CUNY School of Law ( email )

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Elliott Milstein (Contact Author)

American University - Washington College of Law ( email )

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Washington, DC 20016
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