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Speed referencing

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Short presentation on 'speed referencing' teaching activity used in OSCOLA referencing workshop

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Speed referencing

  1. 1. Speed Referencing Jackie Hanes
  2. 2. When OSCOLA goes speed dating Image: http://polytical.org/2012/03/so-how-was-poly-speed-dating
  3. 3. The credit • Part of presentation by Nicola Sales on • Flipping the Classroom at the • HEA workshop on Teaching Legal Research
  4. 4. The lesson plan • Introduction to OSCOLA • How to reference secondary sources • Speed referencing secondary sources • How to reference primary sources • Speed referencing primary sources • Saving your word count - short forms & ibids
  5. 5. The activity • 5 tables • 1 resource per table • Students in 5 groups • 90 seconds to reference • Move to next table
  6. 6. 1. Book 2. Book chapter 5. Website 3. Journal article 4. Newspaper Library seminar room Chairs Me
  7. 7. Afterwards • Students given answer sheet and self-mark • Answers in footnote & bibliography style
  8. 8. Questions and answers • Students ask questions; librarian answers • Librarian provides feedback to students
  9. 9. Positives • Active learning: learning by doing • Active learning: not sitting down • Proof that referencing can be done quickly
  10. 10. Negatives • A lot of prep work: materials and room • Minimum number = 5 students • Maximum number = 30 students? • Student motivation / participation
  11. 11. Feedback • Positive from 1st year LLB to PhD students
  12. 12. The future • OSCOLA not taught by department • Would like it included in Intro to Law module
  13. 13. In a seminar • Format could work in the flipped classroom • Pre seminar prep: online OSCOLA tutorial • In seminar: speed referencing activity • Feedback from academic or librarian

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