Education doctoral students Soumita Basu (left) and Hui (Mocha) Yang (center) help young coders learn at the Newark Free Library.

Education doctoral students Soumita Basu (left) and Hui (Mocha) Yang (center) help young coders learn at the Newark Free Library.

Learning happens not only in schools, but also in places like community organizations, museums, after-school programs, and libraries. In fact, in fields such as science and technology, these informal environments are critical in supporting learners from under-represented groups and in providing resources that might not be available in formal K-12 or university classrooms.

Our Fall 2017 series presents research and practices that bring community knowledge to a variety of learning environments. It aims to help new and practicing teachers engage with communities and build bridges between their classrooms and informal learning environments.

All events will be 1:25-2:25 in Willard Hall 207.

Audience members are welcome to participate in a discussion with the speaker following the colloquia.

September 20

Charles Hohensee, Andrea Drewes, Marcia Shirilla, and Diane Codding
School of Education
University of Delaware
“Community and Informal Approaches to Teaching, Teacher Education, and Learning.”

October 4

Eva Zygmunt and Patrica Clark
Department of Elementary Education
Ball State University
“Pedagogies of Promise in Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation”

November 1

Ricardo Nemirovsky
Education and Social Research Institute
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
“Informal Mathematics Education: The Growth of New Avenues for Mathematics Learning”

December 6

Marina Mattheoudakis
School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
“Content and Language Integrated Learning: The European Type of Immersion Education”