Time to Blossom: An Inquiry into Bloom’s Taxonomy as a Means to Ordered Legal Research Skills

102 Law Library Journal 191-219 (2010-12)

52 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2009 Last revised: 29 Jan 2014

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Paul D. Callister

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law - Leon E. Bloch Law Library

Date Written: October 14, 2009

Abstract

Within law librarianship and legal education, there has been far too little scholarly engagement on the underlying pedagogy at the heart of legal research instruction. To correct this deficiency, law librarianship needs to open a dialogue and should consider adapting Bloom’s Taxonomy as a common schema for a collaborative effort.

This paper was initially presented at the "Conference on Legal Information: Scholarship and Teaching," held at the University of Colorado Law School on June 21-22, 2009, as part of its Boulder Summer Conference Series. It follows the author's own recently published challenge to law librarianship and legal research instructors to create a Bloom’s taxonomy for legal research education. See Paul D. Callister, Thinking Like a Research Expert: Schemata for Teaching Complex Problem-Solving Skills, 28 LEGAL REFERENCE SERVICES Q. 31, 48-49 (2009) (also available on SSRN).

Keywords: legal research, pedagogy, Bloom's Taxonomy

Suggested Citation

Callister, Paul D., Time to Blossom: An Inquiry into Bloom’s Taxonomy as a Means to Ordered Legal Research Skills (October 14, 2009). 102 Law Library Journal 191-219 (2010-12), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1488918 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1488918

Paul D. Callister (Contact Author)

University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law - Leon E. Bloch Law Library ( email )

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Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
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