Month: September 2019

CIRCE Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Clowning Around: A Serious Answer to Authenticity in the Classroom

By Nadia Chaney (Director of Training, Partners for Youth Empowerment; CIRCE Academic Council Member) The Quest to be “Authentic” As a community arts facilitator and facilitation trainer, I’ve had an important question with me for the past three years: How can a facilitator, or other group leader (teacher), be truly authentic? © Photo by Themis […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

LiD Opening Ceremony in Brazil

Taís and Roberta Do you remember Roberta and Taís Bento, the founders or SOSEducação? Well, they brought our very own LiD to Brazil! Buttons for assigning topics to students Very recently Taís and Roberta facilitated the first opening ceremony and topic assignment in Brazil. Each student was assigned a topic, such as ‘rice’, ‘counting systems’, and […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Imaginative Teacher Education: Living and Breathing the Pedagogy

By Kavita Hoonjan (Elementary IE French Immersion Teacher, member of Langley School District, MEd in IE alum, member of the CIRCE Academic Council) We want our teacher candidates to not only value imagination, but to integrate imaginative practices and an understanding of Imaginative Education within their mindset, pedagogy and teaching philosophy.  These imaginative teacher candidates must be reflective, curious, […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

Reflecting on LiD: The Italian Experience

I grew up in Italy and attended both elementary and secondary school there. Attending public school was an enjoyable, yet pretty standardized experience; core competences were not part of the curriculum and the model privileged ideas over reasoning, questioning, and inquiring. Things are changing in Italian schools thanks to the work of Prof. Federico Corni […]Read More

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Higher Education in a Digital Age: Imagination Matters

Some books just push me to write—Joseph Aoun’s (2017) book Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is one of those. It’s full of compelling arguments for educating the imagination. If you’ve read anything I’ve written before, you know I’m an accomplice for imagination. The truth is, we still live an age when we have to justify talking […]Read More

CIRCE Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Imaginative Teacher Education: From Mechanical to Impassioned Practice

By Kavita Hoonjan (Program Coordinator, PDP, SFU; Elementary IE French Immersion Teacher, MEd in IE alum, CIRCE Academic Council member) The time had finally come.  Before me was, at last, the opportunity to observe a student teacher taking flight—taking the learning experiences from her teacher education program and putting them into action during a self-planned […]Read More

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Imagination Matters: CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (September 2019)

Ebulletin Contents Welcome Message (from Dr. Gillian Judson, Executive Director, CIRCE) Upcoming Events Celebrations A few of CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (February 2019- September 2019) CIRCE International: (February 2019- September 2019) Learning In Depth Study With CIRCE: Graduate Programs at SFU Learn More & Participate Support CIRCE Greetings imaginative colleagues! CIRCE is about to celebrate […]Read More