Friday, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
INSIDE OUT: HELPING STUDENTS MANAGE EMOTIONAL REACTIONS AND LEARN FROM CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK, Room LB 237
Courtney Q. Brooks, University of New Hampshire School of Law
Sally C. Gertz, Florida State University College of Law
Reena E. Parambath, Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Margaret E. Reuter, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Janine M. Zanin, University of North Carolina School of Law
On an intellectual level students want feedback, including critical feedback. Nonetheless, students often react strongly or have genuine difficulty coping with failure, constructive or negative feedback, or unwelcome news of any kind. This session is designed to explore the student feedback experience and how externship faculty can prepare, coach, and support students through this learning process. The presenters will use case studies and role playing exercises to create an interactive session ripe for peer learning (and ripe for re-purposing as a unit in your externship seminar). Participants will learn a set of approaches and specific actions to: 1) prepare their students to seek and reap the benefits of feedback, 2) to notice where and when students are not processing feedback well, and, 3) to coach students through this learning channel as it unfolds over the semester.