Making students’ work visible

Law school lectures and seminars are traditionally run the same way.  A figure of authority – ‘the sage on the stage’ – leads the lecture or the discussion.  It’s simple.  And it’s easy to do.  Sometimes it’s also necessary when we need to get a piece of critical information across.  But making students’ work visible in the law school classroom might open a range of new opportunities to critically analyse material, foster professional skills and provide useful feedback. New wine in old bottles Over on the Education Week teachers’ blog, Justin Minkel wrote a piece about making elementary students’ work visible.  He asked an interesting question:  How much of the stuff in your classroom is written by adults?   His question is about children’s classes.  But it prompted me to think about the same question in a slightly different way: How much stuff in my classroom is…