Learning and Transformation of Human and Social Material Systems in Times of Disruption: An Experiential Session

People’s lives and traditional learning paths have been significantly disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and society further complexified by a collective awakening to the deep structural inequalities that have been made all too apparent by the disparate impacts of the pandemic across racial, ethnic, gender, and class lines in society. Drawing on facilitators’ ongoing research, which examines the role of informal and incidental learning in this period of disruption, this experiential session invites the audience to address our key research question: “How might informal and incidental learning transform human and social material systems and practices in this moment of great disruption and uncertainty?” By using three interactive activities to include a scholarly dialogue, a social media content analysis, and enactment through a reader’s theatre this session will provide a glimpse into our ongoing research in different contexts. We also ensure that all members of the audience will have a chance to participate during the experiential session.

Format: Experiential Session


DJ Ralston, The George Washington University
Victoria Marsick, Teachers College Columbia University, New York
Karen Watkins, The University of Georgia
Aliki Nicolaides, University of Georgia
Ellen Scully-Russ, The George Washington University
Maria Cseh, The George Washington University
Henriette Lundgren, The George Washington University
Dimitrios Papanagnou, Thomas Jefferson University
Neal Herr, The University of Georgia
Lily Hakimi, The George Washington University
Session Date & Time: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM EDT