Month: January 2019

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights Imaginative Historical Education & Inquiry (IHI): Activities & Insights

Dodging the Fall of Constantinople – Connecting Physical Education and

Authors: Leah Tesan and Dr. Tim Waddington By now, Imaginative Education has well established this simple truism: at the core of any great lesson is an abundance of student engagement. An inquiry-based curriculum, such as those found in British Columbia, Ontario and a growing number of other educational contexts, provides teachers with the opportunity to […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Educational Leadership (IEL)

Mission Possible: Shifting Our Leadership Lens to See Imagination

By Courtney Robertson (Vice-Principal, MEd in Imaginative Education) The role of being an administrative leader often feels like a complicated and impossible juggling act. Trying to keep all the different pieces “in the air” (e.g. functioning at the optimum level) can be a great challenge for even the most experienced leader. We envision supporting classrooms, […]Read More

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

Terror on the Doomed Franklin Expedition – Using Authentic Assessment

By Sarah Allin and Les Miller (Contributing edits by: Dr. Tim Waddington) One of the great challenges in teaching social studies is to develop assessments that are both meaningful and engaging, rich in subject content while also imaginatively stimulating. As teachers in a Middle Years Program, we are always striving to do this well. Applying […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Centralizing Imagination in Museum Curriculum Design: A Black Odyssey

By Gillian Judson (Executive Director, Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education, CIRCE [pronounced sur-see]) In 2013 I employed the principles of Imaginative Education (IE) to design a curriculum guide for the Smithsonian Institution’s travelling exhibit Romare Bearden’s A Black Odyssey. The curriculum guide I created uses the cognitive tools of Imaginative Education to engage students […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights Imaginative Historical Education & Inquiry (IHI): Activities & Insights

Story, Timelines and History Teaching in the Early Primary Years

By Kate Charette (Educator & PhD Candidate, University of New Brunswick) I first learned about Imaginative Education (IE) as an elementary school teacher doing my Masters degree. In the evenings after teaching my kindergarteners I would read about engaging students’ imaginations by shaping the curriculum as an exciting story much like a journalist would, rather […]Read More

CIRCE Ebulletins & Announcements

CIRCE STEAM Magazine Now Available

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of CIRCE Magazine! Science is highly conceptual, and learning it effectively requires interconnecting fuzzy concepts such as atoms, forces, molecules, DNA, electric fields, ions, electromagnetic radiation, radicals, electrons, and photons. Although brilliant minds have undoubtedly used their artistic talents and been inspired by art […]Read More