Thursday, February 28, 2008

"Every Lecture Has a Lie"

This is actually a fascinating pedagogical model, though I can't imagine I'd have the stones to do it in my own classrooms.

1 comment:

Stentor said...

It's also one that's limited in the subject matter it can be used on. The lectures have to cover things that are unambiguously true or false, and which students have some way to independently verify short of extensive independent research -- e.g. because the lecture exactly parallels the readings, or because it's deductively derived from basic principles. So it works in an economics or math setting. But in the cultural geography class I'm teaching now, for example, it wouldn't work. If I'm recalling correctly that you're planning on teaching law, it seems like it wouldn't work for you either.