chapter  Chapter 11
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Planning a Training Session

WithEmily Allbon

This chapter focuses on training for law students, rather than trainee lawyers, but includes ideas for all information professionals regardless of their place of work. It offers some practical ideas around planning a session as well as a little of the theory. Different people experience the same teaching in different ways. There is also a lot of emerging research that has found the needs of younger people are changing and the stimulations that are all around us mean that their expectations of learning have altered. P. Honey and A. Mumford are responsible for the learning style that are most likely to have come across. Their test focuses into one of four classifications: activist, reflector, theorist, and pragmatist. Honey and Mumford acknowledge though, that any preferred learning style is likely to be made up of two or more of these categories.