Library Instruction West 2020
Seattle, Washington
July 22-24
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Thursday, July 23 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Beyond the minute paper: using learner self-reflection to ensure equity in instruction

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For many instruction librarians, assessment of learning outcomes is already part of their practice. But what about assessing goals that are less observable, such as efforts to make workshops relevant and inclusive? In this presentation, we will demonstrate how instructors can evaluate these important goals to ensure a just learning environment for their learners. For example, many instructors end workshops with a “1 minute paper” that includes a reflection question meant to help students and instructors alike with tying up a session and giving them a chance to ask for additional help. While sometimes amusing and insightful and sometimes heartbreaking, the 1 minute paper can be even more effective. We offer a way to recraft this activity in order to make it a more powerful, more reflective, and more useful evaluation tool. We will show participants how to use student self-reflection after a workshop to evaluate the inclusivity goals of their instruction. This for in-person or online instruction and provides learners and instructors alike with an opportunity to engage in reflective practice. This change can lead to greater retention of information for learners, improvement in teaching for instructors, and a more just learning environment for everyone.


Dominique Turnbow

Instructional Design Librarian

Thursday July 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:15pm AST
HUB 340 (Seats 25)

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