Dr. Erica Halverson

Featured Speaker, Expanding Equity in Education Research Speaker Series

How the Arts Can Save Education: Transforming Teaching, Learning, and Instruction

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
1:00 pm Program
2:30 pm Reception

Putah Creek Lodge, UC Davis campus

The School of Education hosts Dr. Erica Halverson, University of Wisconsin–Madison, for a presentation on her bold vision for reimagining our struggling education system.

About the Speaker

Dr. Erica Halverson Dr. Erica Rosenfeld Halverson is a trained theater artist and award-winning professor and chair in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she teaches a range of courses to undergraduates and graduate students, including future teachers. She is a field leader in the learning sciences, creating a sub-field that focuses on how people learn in and through the arts, as well as a seasoned performer and co-founder of two community youth arts programs.

Erica Rosenfeld Halverson shares a bold vision for reimagining our struggling education system in her new book, drawing on 25 years as a researcher and teaching artist to offer a blueprint for all classrooms where students and teachers can take risks, collaborate, and work creatively. She calls for a change in what counts as good teaching and learning, redefined by building learning environments with the arts at the center.

Learn more about Dr. Erica Halverson.

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