Imagination Unleashed At Fraser Heights Secondary School

By Hannah Kazemi (Grade 12 student at Fraser Heights Secondary School, Surrey, B.C., Canada) Imagine dancers, artists, bakers and chefs, musicians, and entrepreneurs. Imagine hundreds of students, with their passions laid out in front of them. Imagine entering a high school, immediately welcomed by the smell of popcorn in the air, billowing red curtains marking […]

Learning Environments Research: Context Matters

Learning Environment Research (LER) acknowledges that learning takes places within the social realm and that social conditions contribute to the quality of both learning and student experience. Have you heard of the #starbucksmyclassroom initiative?  When I first came across this hashtag on Twitter back in 2017, it wasn’t a ploy to get corporate funding in […]

Have You Heard CIRCE’s Latest News?

Happy December colleagues!  I want to give you a quick overview of what’s happening with CIRCE. In brief: our community is growing daily, our imagination-focused educational resource-base is expanding, and our professional development initiatives are accelerating. There are also significant learning opportunities coming up that you might want to be part of.  Read on… growing […]

How Virtual Reality Will Change How We Learn

By Lee Brighton, CSO Virtro Entertainment Education has always evolved in line with technological advances, from teaching originally delivered by parents and their small social groups, to literature-based learning, to today’s e-learning. Education has reliably adapted its methodologies to suit societal needs and virtual reality is set to spark the education industry’s biggest evolution yet! […]

Mental Health Services Research: Working With/In Communities for Reconciliation–A Case of Rwanda

  I am a reconciliation researcher…, not a political scientist…   Yesterday I attended Dr. Masahiro Minami’s presentation: On Mental Health Services Research. The presentation and dialogue facilitated by Dr. Minami was part of the From The Ground Up (FTGU) seminar series in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University Surrey. I’m sharing about the seminars […]