Month: May 2016

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights Random Ideas About Education Wonder-Full Links & Resources

Does History Have To Be Boring?

 By Dr. Theodore Christou In 2009, I began my academic career as an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. I was fortunate. Alan Sears, arguably Canada’s most renowned social studies educator adopted me as an academic son. One day, only a few months after my arrival in […]Read More

Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE): Activities & Insights Wonder-Full Links & Resources

The Not-So-Humble Pigeon

(This is a recent addition to our Eco-Story Project.  If you want to engage your students’ sense of wonder at the awesomeness of the community of life in which they live then read more about the cross-curricular and cross-grade approach to teaching called Imaginative Ecological Education.  Be sure to download the colouring page at the end!) Yeah, you […]Read More

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights Wonder-Full Links & Resources

Tips For Imaginative Educators #12: Stimulate Wonder

Imaginative teaching is, in part, a practice in which curricular topics are brought into the spotlight. Imaginative educators aim to evoke emotional responses in students by helping them to see what is extraordinary about what they are learning. Just A Cup? Dr. Kieran Egan  encourages his readers to consider how a paper coffee cup is far from ordinary. […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

Putting Principles of The Learning In Depth Program (LiD) Into

By: Yamanda Kaychouhi Boukmakh ([email protected]) This short independent, experimental study shows the immense power that the Learning in Depth program can have on student learning. I look first at how different LiD teachers introduce the program to their students. My investigation of students’ development as they learn and ask questions about their LiD topics provides evidence […]Read More

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Emotion At The Helm

More brain science research proves the role of emotion in all thinking. “People think of emotion getting in the way of cognition, but it doesn’t. Emotion steers our thinking; it’s the rudder that directs our mind and organizes what we need to do.” (Source: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang quoted in Education Week‘s article Emotions Help Steer Students’ Learning, Studies Find […]Read More

Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE): Activities & Insights

Feeling, Activeness, & Place: An Eco-Imaginative Pedagogy

This is a short presentation that provides a rationale for Feeling, Activeness, and Place to serve as guiding ecological education principles. I describe why employing these principles for teaching all subjects (Imaginative Ecological Education) can re-align the means and ends of eco education. I do apologize for the film quality–and the bad jokes–but I think it is useful and adds to […]Read More