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ERIC Number: EJ1201575
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Climbing Bloom's Ladder with the Confidential Settlement
Yordy, Eric D.; Criddle, Amy
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v35 n2 p231-254 Sum 2018
This article offers a situation, with several examples, where confidential settlements can be used to combine the business school case study method with the law school use of legal disputes to bridge the learning activities from the mid-level application of principles to the higher level activity of critiquing judicial work. Confidential settlements between pop culture parties generate the students' interest in real applications of the law, encourage students to understand and compare the parties' positions, and allow students to apply the legal principles to the situation without the higher-level cognitive processes needed to critique an expert opinion. In Part II, the article addresses the revised Bloom's taxonomy of learning and the selection of learning activities in today's technology-driven world. Part III offers a more in-depth look at the similarities and differences between the case method and the case study method of teaching. Part IV discusses the concept of confidential settlements and how they may be crafted in to a business case study. Part V explores how confidential settlements can allow a faculty member to use the legal aspects of a real dispute (as in the case method) to lead discussions where students must generate their own applications of the law to the facts (as in the case study method). This part further demonstrates how the confidential settlement assignments link to Bloom's taxonomy and the development of student learning. Finally, the article concludes that the confidential settlement is an effective tool for integrating the legal case method with the business case study method to engage students in progressively more advanced levels of thinking. The article provides two examples involving confidential settlements that the instructor may use for class discussion or homework assignments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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