Entries by Gillian Judson

Participate! Dialogue Series on IMAGINATION (2020)

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 was a big hit and we are thrilled to introduce the 2020 line-up. Our 2020 series offers four stimulating […]

Philosophical Conversations (January 2020)

“No matter how much experience we may gather in life, we can never in life get the dimension of experience that the imagination gives us. Only the arts and sciences can do that, and of these, only literature gives us the whole sweep and range of human imagination as it sees itself.” (Northrop Frye, The […]

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)