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Lawyers And Learning: A Metacognitive Approach To Legal Education, Anthony S. Niedwiecki Jan 2006

Lawyers And Learning: A Metacognitive Approach To Legal Education, Anthony S. Niedwiecki

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This article will detail the concept of metacognition, how current law school teaching does not teach metacognitive skills, and how legal educators can incorporate metacognitive learning into the law school curriculum to help students better transfer knowledge and skills to the practice of law. Teaching metacognitive skills to law students should focus on explaining learning theory and modeling appropriate planning, monitoring, and evaluating techniques across the curriculum. Part II of this article details how law schools have been slow to integrate and apply learning theory to the law school classroom. Part III details the theory behind metacognition and how it ...