Hungry, Hungry Hypos: Designing Raw Materials for Problem-Based Instruction (D1)

Date + Time: Monday, July 15, 2019: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Speakers: Jonathan Diehl, Northwestern IT; Scott Vanderlin, University of Chicago D’Angelo Law Library; Clare Willis, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

BoK Domains: Teaching + Training

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This program empowers teaching librarians to utilize best practices for problem-based instruction. A learning designer will discuss cognitive theory and show that teaching with hypothetical research scenarios similar to the types of problems students will encounter in practice is more effective in meeting student learning objectives than lectures or treasure hunts. Many librarians would like to teach more with “hypos,” but find it difficult to design good ones. This session is jam-packed with great hypos vetted by librarian instructors and offers many ideas on where to find more examples and how to adapt scenarios to make them effective hypos for class. Participants will have an opportunity to share their valuable experience by exchanging research scenarios that could make good hypos.

This program is sponsored by the ALL-SIS.

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