Friday, Oct. 14

04-08 Advanced Folklife Education Practice: Reimagining How to Recenter Public Sector Folklore Work in Education

Friday, October 14, 8:30 am–10:00 am
Diplomat

Sponsored by the Folklore and Education Section


Chair: Linda Deafenbaugh (Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures School)

Come discuss what opportunities and challenges exist toward increasing the knowledge of advanced folklife education practices within folklorists and K-12 schools. What changes might occur in the field of folklore if folklife education as an advanced practice was centered whenever education became a goal of the work with communities? How can folklorists, with our many ways of exploring and engaging with diverse cultures, be involved in fostering transformative education that deepens the relationships between schools and the communities they serve? Could assisting schools and communities with using this powerful tool open up important new career opportunities for folklorists?