Speaker Series 2017-18

We are delighted to announce that our ILN Speaker Series is starting again this year! Please bring your lunch and join us Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 12:00-1:00 PM, at Kellogg Center, Conference Room 6. Our first speaker will be Dr. John Schweitzer. A senior MSU faculty member, Dr. Schweitzer’s recent work has looked at how artistic performance can serve as a means of informal education in science. He led a national evaluation of The Matter of Origins project by the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, which is described as an effort to examine “the question of beginnings through dance, media, and innovative formats for conversation.” See you there!

The Informal Learning Network at Michigan State University brings together faculty members, academic specialists, staff members, and students whose teaching, research, and outreach interests include informal education.  Informal learning (also called free-choice or out of school learning) is learning that takes place outside of classrooms and prescribed pedagogies.  Informal learning can happen in any discipline and in many different kinds of settings.

If your work includes informal education in some way, join us!  Being part of the ILN-MSU means many things, including

  • Creating connections with others who share your commitment to improving learning in out-of-classroom settings
  • Listing your name as an affiliate and information about your work on the ILN-MSU website
  • Sharing information, ideas, and resources
  • Attending special events focused on informal learning
  • Helping enhance the visibility of informal learning efforts across campus

Join today! There is no cost to join.