Miller’s critical thinking piece accepted for AALS publication

June 10, 2014

Texas A&M School of Law Director of Academic Support Marta Miller Marta Miller, Texas A&M School of Law director of academic support, had her article, “Lesson in a Box: Critical Thinking,” accepted for publication in The Learning Curve summer 2014 issue. In the article, she outlines a lesson plan to teach first-year students the art of critical thinking. This is an exercise that can be implemented during first-year academic programs.

In the article Miller states, “The goal of the exercise is to demonstrate for students that the process of critical thinking is fluid. It does not stop once a point is made. Rather, students must keep an open-mind, evaluate alternative systems of thought, and recognize and assess their assumptions, implications and practical consequences.”

The Learning Curve is the well-recognized, official publication of the AALS Section on Academic Support, showcasing brief articles treating theoretical or practical ideas related to student support and teaching excellence.

About the Association of American Law Schools (AALS)

AALS logoTexas A&M University School of Law is a member of AALS, a non-profit educational association of 176 law schools representing over 10,000 law faculty in the United States. The AALS is legal education’s principal representative to the federal government and to other national higher education organizations and learned societies. The purpose of the Association is “the improvement of the legal profession through legal education.”