Better with Science: Strengthening Patron Learning (I2)

Date + Time: Tuesday, July 16, 2019: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm
Speakers: Alyson Drake, Texas Tech University Law School; Joseph Lawson, Harris County Law Library; Heather Simmons, University of Georgia School of Law

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A baseline understanding of cognitive theory and educational psychology concepts is critical to successful student learning. With librarians in all settings providing more teaching and training than ever, designing educational experiences with these concepts in mind will result in greater retention and understanding for their patrons. This program will discuss five important ideas from cognitive learning science and give examples of how librarians and other information professionals can incorporate those theories into their instructional offerings. Participants will then work in groups to brainstorm ways various theories can be applied as they design or restructure their own instructional programs.

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