Month: May 2017

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

Adventure In Our Own Backyard: Fostering Sense of Place in

By Jolene McFadyen-Nein (Kindergarten Teacher) Working in a school that is nestled in the heart of our community has sparked my interest in Place-Based learning. Many of my students live close by, but have very little understanding of the place in which they live. I have pushed to ensure that my students have emotional ties […]Read More

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

No Better Classroom Than Nature: Re-Imagining Early Childhood Education

By Emma Huvos (ECE Outdoor Educator, Founder, Riverside Nature School) When I taught in a traditional preschool classroom, I was constantly spending time and money I didn’t have to create what I thought were inviting, exciting spaces intended to foster deep and meaningful play. Week after week, I fussed over signs and props and materials […]Read More

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

Playing In The Fields Of Mars

By Jailson Lima (Chemistry Professor, Vanier College, Montreal, QC, Canada) Playfulness is crucial in setting the mood for exploring creativity and imagination. In my History of Science course (which is mandatory in the Liberal Arts program at Vanier College) we study the evolution of science going from Aristotelian cosmology to Newtonian Physics, and then to Einstein’s view […]Read More

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

NEW! Podcast: Exploring The World Of Imaginative Education (Gillian Judson)

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Play Matters: Play-Full Teaching In Higher Education

“For children, play is learning” (Keynote, Children & Nature Network, April, 2017) Some topics get a lot of airtime in education. The value of play for children’s well-being and intellectual development is one such topic. There is ample research to back up this claim (e.g. Ginsburg, 2007; Lewis 2017). But if I change one word—“For […]Read More

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Imagination, Creativity, and…Assessment?

By Katie White (Educational consultant, Author, Assessment Associate, & Art Instructor) Consider, if you will, that the importance of imagination and creativity inside our school spaces is not up for debate. Let’s begin by moving past this discourse and, instead, asking ourselves how often we associate imagination and creativity with assessment? For some readers, these concepts might […]Read More