Month: June 2016

Random Ideas About Education

Where Is The Song In The Heart Of Education?

By Kieran Egan Lesson objective: To show the emotional importance of the content. For six months during a previous century—hard now to remember which one but you’ll see from what follows it doesn’t really matter—I was a Franciscan novice, in a Friary on the edge of the Surrey Downs in England. Our weekday mornings involved […]Read More

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What can imaginED do for you?

Many educators in the Northern Hemisphere are winding down for summer holidays–and so are we! Before the holidays officially start we would like to know how we can best support your needs and interests in the future. As you may know, imaginED aims to enable imagination-focused teaching in all contexts, from formal to alternative learning contexts, and from primary school through […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

Why Learning in Depth? (LiD)

(Are you a LiD teacher?  Do you want free support for your LiD work? Subscribe to imaginED and stay informed! Free. No cost.  No spam.  One weekly update email. Lots of LiD action coming in the Fall of 2016.) By Linda Holmes (MEd) Learning in Depth (LiD) is a unique program. It is only natural that educators have lots of […]Read More

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Tips For Imaginative Educators #14: Illuminate Extremes & Limits

Books like the Guinness Book of World Records or Ripley’s Believe it or Not don’t stay on the shelf for long.  Young people are often fascinated (obsessed) with the limits of experience and the extremes of reality, and these books reveal all the record-breaking aspects of the world. I recall leafing through our own home copy at about age 9 or 10, just […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

The Magic of LiD: Moving Learning Beyond Classroom Walls

By Kavita Hoonjan (M.Ed.) Imagine a classroom where each student is in the process of becoming an ‘expert’ in one particular topic. The students work once a week to research and explore their topics and to delve into the multimodal and multi-disciplinary nature of their topics. Students find facts, write poems, research the relationship of their […]Read More

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Was Literacy Just A Phase?

By Dr. Tim Waddington If the cultural phenomenon of blogging has taught us one thing, surely it is that the old divide between producers and consumers of knowledge-content is growing increasingly irrelevant. However, if the cultural phenomenon of blogging has taught us two things, the ability to generate pithy, unjustifiable bombast as clickbait for a […]Read More

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Tips For Imaginative Educators #13: Play With Visual Formats

Title #2: The Power Of The Literate Eye   Welcome back to the Tools of Imagination Series!  This tip is for any educator that teaches literate students–whether early or accomplished readers–if your students read, then their imaginations will be evoked when they get to play with different visual formats. Add this to your cognitive toolkit:  literate students learn better […]Read More