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March 6, 2013
The Boulder Conference Releases The COACh Template for Legal Research Instruction
Building on the foundation of the 2009 Boulder Statement on Legal Research Education and 2010 Boulder Statement on Legal Research Education: Signature Pedagogy Statement, the participants at the 2011 and 2012 Boulder Conferences on Legal Information have produced the COACh template to serve as a framework for legal research activity/lesson planning.
Using the theoretical foundations of the signature pedagogy, [Conference participants] constructed the template with the understanding that having a clear vision of objectives and outcomes will result in more freedom in teaching. ... The COACh template divides each activity/lesson plan into three areas for consideration: Context and Objectives; Activity; and Checklists for teacher notes and reflections. These areas for consideration are meant to provide guidelines and suggestions and aid teachers in changing their instructional approaches based on the signature pedagogy.
Download The COACh Template for details. The document includes four classroom teaching exemplars using the COACh template as a guide. Highly recommended. [JH]