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Tuesday, July 24 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
J1: Asking Hard Questions: Teaching Through Questions and Controversy

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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.

Learning Outcomes:
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.


Organizers/Presenters
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Michael Robak

Associate Law Library Director, The University of Missouri-Kansas City
Michael Robak received his J.D. from Robert H. McKinney School of Law and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois. Michael began his career as a deputy prosecutor in Indianapolis and subsequently held a number of administrative positions including Marion County Court Administrator. After that he worked as a private practitioner in large and small firm settings as well as his own solo practice. In 2000 he... Read More →


Tuesday July 24, 2012 2:30pm - 3:15pm
HCC-Room 302

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