Entries by Gillian Judson

Developing Minds Conference: Feb 14 2020 VANCOUVER

Hear from Dr. Kieran Egan and a panel of CIRCE educators at the Developing Minds 2020 Conference: Connecting Creative & Critical Thinking in the Classroom / Vancouver, Feb 14.  The Imaginative K-post-secondary educators on the CIRCE panel will provide specific practical examples of how cognitive tools shape their imaginative teaching practices in ways that develop […]

Imaginative Schools Network Symposium Series Begins

On Saturday, October 19, we kicked off the first session of the Imaginative Schools Network (ISN) symposium series. In this symposium series co-hosted by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE) and the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at Simon Fraser University, a team has been formed to investigate the […]

Think of the Possible: Webinar on IE in Museums

Jane Cockcroft from the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford did a webinar on her guide to employing IE in Museum contexts. The guide entitled  Think of the Possible: Imaginative Education in Action in Museums and Heritage Settings provides a brilliant introduction to Imaginative Education and indicates its value and potential for creating emotionally memorable Museum experiences. The guide […]

Imaginative Workplace Research: What’s that?

Does your workplace encourage imagination? Tell us about it! Got 20 minutes to share? Please participate in CIRCE’s “imaginative workplace research study” by responding to a short questionnaire. All responses are anonymous. Please email circe-info@sfu.ca if you are interested!

New Addition to the CIRCE Administration Team

We are pleased to welcome Chloë Lum to the CIRCE administrative team as an assistant. Chloë is an undergraduate student studying in the English Department at Simon Fraser University. She aspires to be an elementary school teacher and is grateful to all the wonderful teachers who instilled the love and passion for education she has […]

Imagination & Creativity in Higher Education: A Manifesto!

In collaboration with Creative Academic we facilitated an open discussion and developed a manifesto to advance thinking about imagination and creativity in learning and educational practices in higher education/post-secondary contexts. Download, read, share! Steps to a Manifesto for Imagination & Creativity in Higher Education (A) Encouraging Imagination & Creativity in Higher Education (B)

Take the Walking Curriculum 30-Day Challenge

Playgrounds and schoolyards are underused resources for ecological learning. The Walking Curriculum challenge begins on April 3, 2019 (National Walking Day). K-12 educators around the globe are committed to taking student learning outside for part of the day–rain or snow or shine–for 30 days. With The Walking Curriculum: Evoking Wonder And Developing A Sense of […]

2019 Dialogue Series on Imagination in Research & Teaching

The Possible’s Slow Fuse The Possible’s Slow Fuse is a scholarly dialogue series organized by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture & Education (CIRCE) and the Research Hub of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Our 2019 series offers six stimulating discussions about the nature and role of imagination in research and education, facilitated […]