Thanks for the memories, Fall 2015

It’s hard to believe my first semester in the IP&T program is done. Starting the program three and a half months ago, I could never have imagined how perfectly this program would align with all of my interests. To be surrounded by faculty members and peers who have the same passion for teaching & learning and the sincere desire to help others has been such a blessing. I am so grateful for the growth I have experienced personally and academically in this short time.

I wanted to highlight some of the key concepts I took from this semester Continue reading

Field trips in grad school?

This week we had the opportunity to go to Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, UT, and learn more about informal learning. Along the way we made sure to have some fun đŸ™‚ Here are some reflections about the experience and the Museum of Natural Curiosity…

Learning is motivated, social, situated, and active. These are the four hallmarks of learning as shared with us by Lorie Millward, curator of curiosity and director of education at Thanksgiving Point’s Museum of Natural Curiosity. With these four ideas in mind, I was anxious to explore the museum for myself and observe others interacting with the exhibits. Continue reading