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

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Does History Have To Be Boring?

 By Dr. Theodore Christou In 2009, I began my academic career as an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. I was fortunate. Alan Sears, arguably Canada’s most renowned social studies educator adopted me as an academic son. One day, only a few months after my arrival in […]Read More

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The Not-So-Humble Pigeon

(This is a recent addition to our Eco-Story Project.  If you want to engage your students’ sense of wonder at the awesomeness of the community of life in which they live then read more about the cross-curricular and cross-grade approach to teaching called Imaginative Ecological Education.  Be sure to download the colouring page at the end!) Yeah, you […]Read More

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Tips For Imaginative Educators #12: Stimulate Wonder

Imaginative teaching is, in part, a practice in which curricular topics are brought into the spotlight. Imaginative educators aim to evoke emotional responses in students by helping them to see what is extraordinary about what they are learning. Just A Cup? Dr. Kieran Egan  encourages his readers to consider how a paper coffee cup is far from ordinary. […]Read More

Learning In Depth (LiD)

Putting Principles of The Learning In Depth Program (LiD) Into

By: Yamanda Kaychouhi Boukmakh ([email protected]) This short independent, experimental study shows the immense power that the Learning in Depth program can have on student learning. I look first at how different LiD teachers introduce the program to their students. My investigation of students’ development as they learn and ask questions about their LiD topics provides evidence […]Read More

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