BUILDING BETTER FEEDBACK

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Sunday, 8:15 – 10:00 am

CLOSING PLENARY, Moot Courtroom

TEACHING SOCIAL JUSTICE IN EXTERNSHIP COURSES: WHETHER, WHY, & HOW?

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Liz Ryan Cole, Vermont Law School

Lisa Vollendorf Martin, Catholic University Columbus School of Law

Nancy Maurer, Albany Law School

Douglas Stone, Harvard Law School

The skills of providing meaningful feedback and receiving feedback effectively are essential to practice-based learning. This plenary session will focus on how externship teachers can become experts in giving feedback and how to model and teach the principles of meaningful feedback to both students and field supervisors. The session will begin with a discussion of the concepts and practices described in Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone’s bestselling book, Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well, and Liz Ryan Cole and Leah Wortham’s chapter, Learning from Supervision, in the forthcoming edition of Learning from Practice. The session will turn to interactive exercises that will offer participants an opportunity to apply these ideas in scenarios involving students and supervisors. We will prompt reflection on obstacles to effective feedback and on ways to overcome them. Participants should leave with a deeper understanding of feedback in practice-based learning, including how to develop expertise and how to prompt others towards using feedback well.

 

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