Ed prof to give education lecture

Haley Adam, Correspondent

Gina Morrison, associate professor in the School of Education will present a free public lecture on “The Malaysia Opportunity” at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8, in Room 214 of the Marts building as part of the Educational Forum series.

Series co-founders Robert and Judith Gardner started the series as an outgrowth of their personal classroom teaching. It is a way that students, faculty, staff and the public can learn about issues in education without being cooped up in a classroom all day.

“It’s part of our philosophy of teaching that learning should not be confined to the classroom,” Robert Gardner explained. “We believed that these experiences offer opportunities to be other places and hear other voices. These are powerful experiences that help people understand what education can be.”

Other lectures in the forum are scheduled throughout the semester. The topics are varied so as to reach out to different people. Lecture topics vary from “Using Library of Congress Resources  in K-12 Classrooms with An Overview of the Junior Fellows Intern Program,” presented Oct. 3 by retired senior information specialist in the copyright department of the Library of Congress.

Another is “The Independent School Experience,” presented by Wyoming Seminary academic dean and dean of the faculty Randy Granger on Nov. 7.