Target Audience: Librarians who teach, whether the instruction is in the form of a library workshop, bibliographic instruction, or a for-credit legal research course.
1) Participants will be able to question students effectively in the classroom and encourage learning on a variety of levels.
2) Participants will be able to use controversial subjects to engage students in legal research on cutting-edge areas of the law.
The hardest questions don’t always have easy answers. Legal research instructors need to ask hard questions—covering content, assessing student understanding, and moving instruction forward. Bloom’s Taxonomy provides a basis for instructors to consider as they develop questions for their students. The speakers in this program will describe effective questioning strategies in light of Bloom’s Taxonomy and demonstrate how to ask effective questions. Audience members will participate in a brief discussion of high-interest—and often controversial—subjects and how to use them to raise student interest when teaching.