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Each lesson plan or teaching activity you develop for your Street Law program should include learning outcomes. Learning outcomes state what students will know or be able to do as a result of a lesson plan or activity. They can be expressed as knowledge, skills, or attitudes.
Learning outcomes are important because they help law student-instructors organize the overall course and plan the individual activities and assignments that enable the outcomes to be accomplished. Plus, they help students know what to expect, what is required of them, and recognize what they will be able to do at the end of an activity.
Any overall program outcomes you’ve established for your Street Law program should be considered when developing learning outcomes for individual lesson plans/activities. You can learn more about developing program outcomes in the Evaluation section.
Effective learning outcomes are
For example, a lesson on judicial nominations might include the following learning outcomes:
The outcomes for a lesson on the constitutionality of health care reform could be:
The following action words can help you clearly state your lesson's learning outcomes:
Adapted from materials developed by Margaret Fisher and the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.
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