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What Can Classroom Teachers Learn From Informal Learning Environments?

“Describe your most memorable learning experience.”

How many of us, as educators, have been asked to ponder this? After a group discussion and a common list of indicators about memorable learning experiences we are then asked to consider the implications for our own classrooms. 946 more words

Informal Learning


It was fun doing the blog posts. After all the weeks of hard work it seems just yesterday that we started the class. I have to say that this was a fun class for me and one of the best ones I took in a long time. 207 more words


The United States Capitol

 This was another of my Spring 2010 visit. It was early morning when we reached the US Capitol. The first thing I noticed when we reached the location was that everything was well organized. 494 more words


National Museum of American History

The National Museum of American History was one of the museums I visited last spring. This was a very different kind of museum where the various discoveries and inventions in arts and science showcased were also the part of the history. 288 more words


Zoological Garden, Alipore

The Kolkata zoo is at Zoological Garden, Alipore. It was one of the first state zoo that I ever went to. Although it was a while back I still have some fond memories and fine recollections. 363 more words


Birla Planetarium

The MP  Birla Planetarium in Kolkata is the first planetarium built and was inaugurated by India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It is also the largest planetarium in India. 738 more words