Imagining Our Way Into The Lives of Other Beings in Our Ecosystems

By Zuzana Vasko (PhD, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University; Artist) For me, one of the great values of imagination is that it affords us the ability to empathise with others.  It is a feat of imagination, after all, to understand what it might be like to be in the situation of another, to feel […]

STEAM: Learning Science Through Art, Imagination, and Creativity

By Jailson Lima (PhD, Teacher, Chemistry Department, Vanier College; Art & Science Project website) Norman Jackson developed the powerful idea that creating knowledge is part of a unique process that takes place in our embedded learning ecology.  I teach a course on creativity as part of the Master Teacher Program at the University of Sherbrooke in […]

Incorporating Contemporary Art Into Early Childhood Education

By Soledad Acuña and Natalie Seve Amnia Lab + Imaginative Education Chile It is April 1917, a Frenchman and two friends walk in the streets of New York, the city of the future, full of stimuli, new shapes, new colors and new sunsets. Before the end of the day they stop at a plumbing store, […]

Onjibaa: She Comes From a Certain Place

Greetings colleagues! The SFU Surrey Faculty of Education seminar series From the Ground Up continued last week with a presentation by Dr. Alanaise Onizichin Goodwill, an Indigenous scientist-practitioner and educator in Counselling Psychology at SFU Surrey. Dr. Goodwill is one of very few Indigenous Registered Psychologists in British Columbia, and practices active counselling service within […]