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Frameworks, Stories, and Engaging Examples: How Newer (and Experienced) Librarians Can Find Their Authentic Voice When Teaching

Recorded On: 07/24/2020

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Experts use conceptual frameworks (mental constructs), stories, and past examples to organize their thinking and solve problems. Similarly, experienced and effective teachers explicitly convey their organizational frameworks to their students by using stories and examples that resonate and stick in students' minds. Finding your own constructs and stories leads to teaching in your own authentic voice. This session describes the general concept of organizational frameworks and illustrates how storytelling and engaging examples capture and hold students' attention. In addition to the examples shared by the presenters, the audience will break into smaller groups, made up of both experienced and newer teachers, and will share instances of their own organizational frameworks, stories, and engaging examples. These will be reported back to the general audience.

Recorded at the 2020 AALL Virtual Conference. Please note the opinions shared during the programs represent the views of the speakers and not of AALL.

TARGET AUDIENCE:

Anyone who teaches or trains others to do legal research at any level of instruction; newer or experienced librarians who want to gain more confidence and become more effective teachers

TAKEAWAYS:

  1. Participants will be able to design new instructional sessions and enhance existing ones by incorporating frameworks, stories, and engaging examples in their teaching.
  2. Participants will be able to identify ways find their own authentic voice when teaching legal research.
  3. Participants will be able to apply techniques to become more confident and effective teachers.

SPEAKERS:

  • Yasmeen Bakht, Dechert LLP 
  • Paul D. Callister, University of Missouri-Kansas City 

COORDINATOR:

  • Peter A. Hook, Cornell Law Library 

AALL BODY OF KNOWLEDGE DOMAINS: Professionalism + Leadership At Every Level, Teaching + Training

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Frameworks, Stories, and Engaging Examples: How Newer (and Experienced) Librarians Can Find Their Authentic Voice When Teaching
Recorded 07/24/2020
Recorded 07/24/2020