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Developing Curriculum for Informal Settings is a Course

Developing Curriculum for Informal Settings

Ended Dec 12, 2022

Full course description

Focuses on the analysis and design of curriculum to engage learners of all ages and backgrounds in an interdisciplinary informal learning setting. Students investigate and use a framework constructed for understanding the strengths and weaknesses of informal learning design while meeting curricular goals and synthesizing best practices.


Erin Hicks is a museum professional with a love of lifelong informal learning - especially the kind of learning that takes place in museums! With a master's degree in museum studies from SUNY Buffalo State in Buffalo, NY, she comes from an arts and humanities educational background. Her professional experiences span the interdisciplinary museum areas of visitor experience and education, object-based research and interpretation, and museum planning and exhibit design. Some of her favorite ways of engaging in informal learning include experimenting with watercolor painting, listening to birds, browsing library shelves, and camping in state parks.

Questions about the certificate or course can be addressed to: Chelsey Lynne, Manager of Professional Development, Oregon State University,