Clowning Around: A Serious Answer to Authenticity in the Classroom

By Nadia Chaney (Director of Training, Partners for Youth Empowerment; CIRCE Academic Council Member) The Quest to be “Authentic” As a community arts facilitator and facilitation trainer, I’ve had an important question with me for the past three years: How can a facilitator, or other group leader (teacher), be truly authentic? Now, I know that […]

Imaginative Teacher Education: Living and Breathing the Pedagogy

By Kavita Hoonjan (Elementary IE French Immersion Teacher, member of Langley School District, MEd in IE alum, member of the CIRCE Academic Council) We want our teacher candidates to not only value imagination, but to integrate imaginative practices and an understanding of Imaginative Education within their mindset, pedagogy and teaching philosophy.  These imaginative teacher candidates must be reflective, curious, […]

Imaginative Teacher Education: From Mechanical to Impassioned Practice

By Kavita Hoonjan (Program Coordinator, PDP, SFU; Elementary IE French Immersion Teacher, MEd in IE alum, CIRCE Academic Council member) The time had finally come.  Before me was, at last, the opportunity to observe a student teacher taking flight—taking the learning experiences from her teacher education program and putting them into action during a self-planned […]

Imagination Matters: CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (September 2019)

Ebulletin Contents Welcome Message (from Dr. Gillian Judson, Executive Director, CIRCE) Upcoming Events Celebrations A few of CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (February 2019- September 2019) CIRCE International: (February 2019- September 2019) Learning In Depth Study With CIRCE: Graduate Programs at SFU Learn More & Participate Support CIRCE Welcome Message  Greetings imaginative colleagues! CIRCE is about […]

Imagination Champions Professional Learning Series (2019-2020)

Are YOU an Imagination Champion? Thanks to our recent sponsorship from Envision Financial, as well as our partnership with the Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship, we are launching a 4-part professional learning series. This FREE series will be open to 15 select K-12 educators in the Lower Mainland. The Imagination Champions Professional Learning Series strives to equip educators […]