Designing Research Assignments to Encourage Critical Thinking and Creative Problem-Solving Skills
19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 174 (2011)
5 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2015
Date Written: 2011
Advanced legal research (ALR) courses are unique in that they provide continual and immediate feedback to both students and teachers over the course of the semester. Unlike traditional doctrinal courses, ALR typically employs a variety of teaching methods and students receive multiple forms of assessment. This level of interaction allows teachers to respond quickly when students are struggling with specific concepts or need clarification. This article analyzes lessons learned from two assignments.
Keywords: Research assignment, critical thinking, ALR, assessment
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