VFC Education :: What is Learning? Media Showcase
Join the Vermont Folklife Center on Wednesday, December 4, at 7:00 PM as we host Middlebury College education students who will premier 14 short media pieces that respond to the question, "What is learning?" Discussion and refreshments will follow.
This seemingly simple question was posed to students in an Education Studies class taught by Emily Hoyler, who has collaborated with the Folklife Center on several projects including this. The students rose to the challenge with interest and curiosity, producing a series of compelling visual essays that variously explore answers to this question.
The overarching goal of Hoyler's Education Studies course is to help prospective elementary teachers develop the understandings and abilities for effective literacy and social studies teaching for all learners in K-6 classrooms.
Featuring a field placement in a local school, students had an up-close-and-personal look at literacy in K-6 classrooms, learning how planning, assessment, and instruction come to life in everyday activities. They have also explored the use of digital media technology in the classroom, one facet of which was producing their visual essay.
VFC Events:: 2nd Annual Winter Fairy Tale Talk: The Frog Prince
Please join us December 17, 2013 at 7:00pm at the Vermont Folklife Center for our second annual Winter Fairy Tale Talk. This year we once again welcome UVM Professor of Folklore and German, Wolfgang Mieder who will present "The Frog Prince" Survival Forms of the Fairy Tale in the Modern Age.
Professor Mieder's talk will concentrate on how the fairy tale of the Frog Prince survives today in poems, advertisements, cartoons, and comic strips. He will also discuss the relationship between the fairy tale and the modern proverb, "You have to kiss a lot of frogs (toads) before you meet your handsome price." The talk is illustrated by about fifty slides showing how especially the story's frog-kissing-scene has been used to comment on various human and sociopolitical issues of the modern age.
Dr. Mieder's talk free and open to the public, and the presentation is recommended for an adult audience. Please contact the Vermont Folklife Center at (802) 388-4964 with any questions.
VFC Events :: 15th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit
Registration is now open for our 15th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Exhibit.
15 years! Wowee!
And, keeping with our folklorists' interest in fairy tales, this year's theme is: Cinderella!
The 15th Annual Gingerbread House Exhibit and Contest will be on display at the Vermont Folklife Center December 6 through December 20, 2012.
Take a peek at last year's winners on the VFC Tumblr site :: link
Download the 2013 entry form here :: link
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