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ERIC Number: EJ1225377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 30
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0896-5811
Modeling the Message: Closing the Knowledge Gap in Business Law and Ethics Classes
Haugh, Todd
Journal of Legal Studies Education, v36 n2 p159-188 Sum 2019
This article's goal is to encourage the use of modeling as a pedagogical approach, particularly in business law and ethics education. It attempts to do so in three parts. First, it sets forth the expert-novice knowledge gap problem. It draws on academic research regarding expertise from a diverse set of fields to demonstrate how experts and novices process information differently. Second, the article explains the theory underlying modeling and its promise as a curative instructional tool. Modeling, and its principles of metaexplanation through a multistep process, offers a means of overcoming student learning bottlenecks that the knowledge gap exacerbates. Third, it provides a series of modeling strategies for use by instructors. The strategies offered target the basic skills necessary to successfully engage with materials common to business law and ethics classes, and the substantive application of business law and ethics principles to complex facts. While the strategies presented are specific to business-oriented classes, they are applicable to a wide range of courses and materials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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