02-06 Engaging Learners of All Ages: Folk Arts Education@Work

Thursday, November 02, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Directors Suite

This live event will not be recorded.

Sponsored by the Folklore and Education Section

Chair: Paddy Bowman (Local Learning)

Forum participants:

Flavia Maria Bastos (University of Cincinnati )

Halle Butvin (Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage)

Mira C. Johnson (Local Learning)

Jean T. Tokuda Irwin (Utah Division of Arts and Museums )

Folklorists all too frequently must explain our work to others. This forum explores successful approaches that folklorists can employ to engage non-folklorists with our discipline. Models include professional development examples from K-16, museum, and community educators to traditional artists here and abroad. Learners of all ages in diverse settings find such methods engaging and meaningful. Expect an interactive dialogue.