Opening Students’ Eyes: Visual Learning Theory in the Socratic Classroom

Law and Psychology Review, Vol. 15, pp. 1-18, 1991

18 Pages Posted: 26 Jul 2009

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William Wesley Patton

Whittier Law School; UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Date Written: July 23, 1991

Abstract

This article surveys the literature on visual learning theory as it relates to law school teaching and provides a series of visual learning student exercises that help elucidate and enliven the first-year torts class. The specific visual devices include a geometric organizer for teaching defamation, a board game involving applications of negligent infliction of emotional distress, and visual templates for review of student examinations.

Suggested Citation

Patton, William Wesley, Opening Students’ Eyes: Visual Learning Theory in the Socratic Classroom (July 23, 1991). Law and Psychology Review, Vol. 15, pp. 1-18, 1991. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1438237 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1438237

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