Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Teach Readers? Use These Tools To Fulfill Their Need For

The punchline: It simply doesn’t make sense to teach non-readers and readers the same way.  Their minds and imaginations work very differently.  They are employing different cognitive tools to make sense of the world.  Educators of readers (of any age), need to equip themselves with the tools of the literate mind to make whatever they are teaching engaging and […]Read More

Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE): Activities & Insights

Guerilla Geography: Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education

By Thomas Larsen and Lisa Tabor Millsaps Greetings! We are Thomas Larsen and Lisa Tabor Millsaps, self-proclaimed guerilla geographers. Guerilla geography is a free-form approach to place-based education that encourages learners to be creative and unconventional in their exploration and understanding of their local environment by focusing largely on what is meaningful to them (Askins […]Read More

Imaginative Education (IE): Activities & Insights

Unleashing The Imagination In The Natural Sciences With The Visual

(Featured Artwork:  “Quantum”) By Jailson Lima (Chemistry Department, Vanier College, Montreal, QC, Canada) Instructional strategies that are based on lecture, drill, and practice are commonly employed in traditional Chemistry courses to help students memorize collections of facts and procedures of increasing complexity. These strategies emphasize the acquisition of knowledge through the development of logical-mathematical skills […]Read More

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#imaginEDchat begins

#imaginEDchat was a big success last night!  I am so pleased to meet imaginative educators around the galaxy and to start to build connections.   My “master plan” is to facilitate conversations about imagination that go deeper and, ultimately, to create a community where we can share resources and support each other’s imaginative work. Miss last night?  Or maybe […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

Doing Learning In Depth (LiD): 10 Tips For Success

By Courtney Robertson  My Learning in Depth Journey I have always enjoyed the collaborative aspects of having a “buddy” class. Being a Kindergarten/Grade 1 teacher, I have been the younger buddy group in the pair, but have really enjoyed the many benefits of having a regularly scheduled buddy class. In the past I have done […]Read More

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

Expanding & Enriching Relationships in Place-Based Education

No matter the program or topic, the context or curriculum, relationships matter in education. Educators know this. We know that the creation of positive relationships amongst all members of the school community is a foundation for student success. We know, too, that love of learning stems from students’ forming emotional connections with knowledge; relationships born […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

NEW! Canada Foundation For Innovation Reports On Learning In Depth

Engaging students’ imaginations & emotions to explore the world. (Source: Canada Foundation For Innovation) School can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be. Kieran Egan, founder of the Imaginative Education Research Group, talks with third grader Ashley Srdanovic about her portfolio on bees. He and his fellow researchers at Simon Fraser University are working on finding […]Read More

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