The Power of a Destination: How Assessment of Clear and Measurable Learning Outcomes Drives Student Learning

44 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2014

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Barbara Glesner Fines

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

Date Written: February 13, 2014

Abstract

This monograph is designed as a practical tool for helping professional responsibility teachers to develop effective and efficient assessment practices. A carefully structured program of assessment - the identification of discrete legal research skills outcomes, with defined levels of proficiency - and tools for assessing those proficiencies, can provide both incentive and structure necessary to effectively preparing students for the daunting responsibilities and challenges of becoming ethical balanced attorneys. The assessment approach to teaching can give faculty and students alike an energy and confidence that will fundamentally change how we think about teaching and learning in law school.

Keywords: Assessment; Measurable; Learning outcomes; Student learning; Planning outcomes; Professional responsibility; Learning goals

JEL Classification: I20; I21; I29; K10; K40

Suggested Citation

Glesner Fines, Barbara, The Power of a Destination: How Assessment of Clear and Measurable Learning Outcomes Drives Student Learning (February 13, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2529086 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2529086

Barbara Glesner Fines (Contact Author)

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law ( email )

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
United States

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