Are Calls To “Be Imaginative” Stressing You Out?

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us all to re-imagine our personal and professional lives. This post is for anyone who finds this call to “be imaginative” an added stress in an uncertain time. Calls For Imagination Anyone familiar with imaginED will know that I’m a huge advocate for imagination. I believe it is one of […]

How To Grow Your Creative Imagination: Bridging Creativity And Imagination Research

I’ve recently finished reading Robert and Michèle Root-Bernstein’s (1999) book entitled Sparks of Genius: The 13 Thinking Tools of the World’s Most Creative People. It’s chock-full of the stories of extraordinary creators—scientists, artists, authors, dancers, builders, engineers, doctors, designers and so on. The Root-Bernsteins engage readers’ imaginations by humanizing the content—they tell the stories of those […]

What’s The Story on Imagination in Educational Leadership?

By Gillian Judson (Imaginative Educator; Executive Director, CIRCE) It’s sad, but true. Imagination continues to reside on the margins of educational theory and practice despite ongoing and increasingly urgent calls for originality and innovation in the world around us. Beyond the context of early years education, arts education, and the unique offering of Imaginative Education, talk […]

Imaginative Schools, Imaginative Leadership, Imaginative Education

On Saturday, October 19, we kicked off the first session of the Imaginative Schools Network (ISN) symposium series. In this symposium series co-hosted by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE) and the Centre for Educational Leadership and Policy (CSELP) at Simon Fraser University, a team has been formed to investigate the […]

Higher Education in a Digital Age: Imagination Matters

Some books just push me to write—Joseph Aoun’s (2017) book Robot-Proof: Higher Education in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is one of those. It’s full of compelling arguments for educating the imagination. If you’ve read anything I’ve written before, you know I’m an accomplice for imagination. The truth is, we still live an age when we have to justify talking […]