Informed by the latest research, this program addresses trends in learning and education with regard to formal, non-formal and informal learning as defined by the Organisation for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD). Educators are beginning to think beyond the brick-and-mortar walls of the traditional classroom when it comes to learning. There is a growing trend towards valuing non-formal and informal learning. In this workshop you will learn the differences between each type of learning, emerging trends for how to value and assess learning that happens in non-formal and informal contexts.
Dr. Sarah holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and a Master of Arts in Spanish from the University of Calgary. Before moving to Calgary she attended Saint Mary’s University in her native city of Halifax where she earned a B.A. (Hons) in English. Dr. Sarah has 12 years of experience teaching Spanish to adults and college age students and has taught at both the college and university level. She has also worked as in educational administration in various capacities including English and a Second Language, post-secondary language and educational research, and most recently, evaluation and monitoring of educational programs.