“Won’t students become bored with their topics?”: A Response to LiD Concerns

By Michael D. Datura Michael is a teacher on the unceded territories of the Salish peoples, a doctoral candidate, and occasionally a poet. He’s a member of the Academic Council for CIRCE and teaches graduate-level teachers on an Imaginative Education approach to learning. He also likes long walks in the forest. Last Spring, I had […]

Spotlight on the Somatic

By Karen Effa (Educator, MEd in IE; IE mentor) One of the benefits of being on sabbatical is a mind freed from the swirl of tomorrow’s lesson plans, providing the quiet needed to contemplate the how and why of shifts that took place in students’ psyches during certain classes. Today, I would like to share […]

Learning in Depth in a Franciscan Friary Cell

By: Kieran Egan (Emeritus Professor, Simon Fraser University) I am often asked where the idea for Learning in Depth (LiD) came from, and I usually say I’m not at all sure. Clearly many writers about education have noted the importance to human learning of specializing in something, even if they have not recommended a program […]

Stories from Italy – Scuola dell’Infanzia Malaguzzi

By Carolina Bergonzoni (LiD Research Assistant, CIRCE, PhD candidate in Arts Education) Over the past few months, I have been reading the testimonials of Italian schools involved in Learning in Depth (LiD) projects. Today, I want to share with you what I discovered about Scuola dell’Infanzia Malaguzzi in Modena. During the year 2017/2018 teachers Rita, […]

Imagination Matters: CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (February 2020)

Ebulletin Contents Welcome Message (from Dr. Gillian Judson, Executive Director, CIRCE) Upcoming Events A few of CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (September 2019-February 2020) Hear from Recent MEd Imaginative Education Graduates CIRCE’s Academic Council CIRCE International (September 2019-February 2020) Learning in Depth Study With CIRCE: Graduate Programs at SFU Learn More & Participate Support CIRCE Welcome […]