Recommended Resource for ALL Imaginative Teachers:
The BBC Earth website is a great resource for imaginative teaching. The articles reveal the exotic, bizarre, unique and awe-inspiring features of the world. They all evoke wonder. There is even a section called Record Breakers: The animals and plants that push the limits. Hello: Extremes & Limits of Reality learning tool!
Example for Math Teachers:
Take, for example, an article entitled The Most Beautiful Equation is…Pi by Melissa Hogenboom. This article frames mathematical equations in terms of BEAUTY (heroic quality tool) and then humanizes equations by interviewing different mathematicians and physicists (humanization of meaning tool) and asking these experts which equation they think is the MOST beautiful (extremes of experience and limits of reality tool). To top it all off readers can also vote (sense of agency tool).
New to Imaginative Education?
Heroic qualities, humanization of meaning, extremes of experience & limits of reality… these terms may be new to some readers. These are a few tools that allow us to provide our students with imagination-focused teaching.
Stay tuned for posts that look at all of the tools in our imaginative toolkits and how they can support learning all aspects of the curriculum.