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Presidential Teaching Professor Seminar

Storytelling as an Effective Teaching Tool

Professor David Taylor

Professor David Taylor

Professor David Taylor
Presidential Teaching Professor
College of Law

Storytelling is widely regarded as an effective method of communicating ideas. At a trial, juries are confronted with adversaries presenting two competing versions of a case. The best trial lawyers are able to turn a complicated set of facts and principles of law into a persuasive and believable story that the jury adopts as its own version of reality.

Professor Taylor frequently uses storytelling in the classroom, both as a teaching tool to convey difficult concepts to students, as well as to model storytelling techniques to students who are studying to become trial lawyers. He will discuss his use of storytelling in the classroom and offer some simple do's and don'ts about using stories as a teaching strategy.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Illinois Room, Holmes Student Center
11:30 am—12:00 pm, Refreshments
12:00 pm—1:00 pm, Presentation and Q&A

No registration is required—Everyone is welcome!


Sponsors:
Office of the Provost
Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center

 

Last Updated: 10/4/2010