Since the early 1970s educators in many countries have been responding to Imaginative Education (IE) in various ways—reviewing, critiquing, implementing, researching. The research on IE is diverse, as practicing teachers, professors of education, and educational researchers have examined the effectiveness of IE for use with PreK through Higher Education learners, and exploring the myriad implications of the IE approach for educational practice and curriculum change. Rather than offering a comprehensive database of all IE research, this page highlights some research affiliated previously with the Imaginative Education Research Group (currently with CIRCE) and graduate programs in IE at Simon Fraser University.

This page hosts some Action Research projects on a range of topics from graduate students in IE MEd programs.

Action Research Projects by Topic & Theme

An Exploration Of How Formative Assessment And Self-Evaluation Can Empower Learners (2017) By Ashleigh Albach

Albach. A. (2017). “An Exploration of How Formative Assessment and Self-Evaluation Can Empower Learners.” Unpublished MEd Action Research Project, Simon Fraser University.

Imaginative Education And Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder  (2017) By Yearin Kim

Kim, Y. (2017). “Imaginative Education and Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Unpublished MEd Action Research Project, Simon Fraser University.

Problems Of The Week (Secondary Math) (2017) By Carley Brockway

Brockway, C. (2017). “Problems of The Week (Secondary Math).” Unpublished MEd Action Research Project, Simon Fraser University.

Math Talk: Using An Oral Language Approach To Teach Time (2015) By Debbie Stapleton

Stapleton, D. (2015). “Math Talk: Using An Oral Language Approach To Teach Time.” Unpublished MEd Action Research Project, Simon Fraser University.