Event Title

Cognitive Theory & Evidence-Based Pedagogy

Presenter Information

Alyson Drake, Fordham Law School

Start Date

14-5-2022 9:00 AM

End Date

14-5-2022 10:30 AM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

In this session, attendees will get an introduction to the basics of cognitive theory. The session will consider how concepts from evidence-based pedagogy should impact course design from developing learning objectives to class structure and content to exercise and assessment design; and how incorporation of strategies based on cognitive theory will greatly increase retention of legal research skills. Attendees will get multiple opportunities to apply evidence-based concepts to their own instruction, including creating short exercises to boost retention of skills.

Speaker Bio

Alyson Drake is the Instructional Services Librarian at Fordham Law's Maloney Library. She administers and designs the instructional training program for Fordham's teaching librarians and coordinates, develops curricula for, and teaches in the Basic Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, and LLM Research programs. Alyson is one of the founding members and the current chair of the Teaching the Teachers Conference and writes and speaks regularly on cognitive theory, evidence-based legal instruction, and legal research pedagogy.

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May 14th, 9:00 AM May 14th, 10:30 AM

Cognitive Theory & Evidence-Based Pedagogy

In this session, attendees will get an introduction to the basics of cognitive theory. The session will consider how concepts from evidence-based pedagogy should impact course design from developing learning objectives to class structure and content to exercise and assessment design; and how incorporation of strategies based on cognitive theory will greatly increase retention of legal research skills. Attendees will get multiple opportunities to apply evidence-based concepts to their own instruction, including creating short exercises to boost retention of skills.