Join Us: Be an Advocate of Imagination & Creativity in Higher Education

TOWARDS A MANIFESTO FOR IMAGINATION & CREATIVITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION The Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE) is working with  Creative Academic, #creativeHE to facilitate an open discussion aimed at developing a manifesto to advance thinking about imagination and creativity in learning and educational practices in higher education. The process will begin on […]

Dialogue Series on Imagination in Research & Teaching

You are invited! Please join us for this seminar series on the multi-faceted nature of imagination. About The Series The Possible’s Slow Fuse is a scholarly dialogue series organized by the Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture & Education (CIRCE) and the Research Hub of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Our 2019 series offers six stimulating […]

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

Ebulletin Contents Welcome Message from Dr. Gillian Judson, Executive Director, CIRCE Upcoming Events Learn More & Participate Study With CIRCE: Graduate Programs at SFU Some of CIRCE’s Recent Events & Adventures CIRCE International:  Italy, Mexico, Chile (Sept 2018-January 2019) Support CIRCE Welcome Message   Greetings imaginative colleagues! CIRCE has had an active and successful launch! […]

Centralizing Imagination in Museum Curriculum Design: A Black Odyssey

By Gillian Judson (Executive Director, Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education, CIRCE [pronounced sur-see]) In 2013 I employed the principles of Imaginative Education (IE) to design a curriculum guide for the Smithsonian Institution’s travelling exhibit Romare Bearden’s A Black Odyssey. The curriculum guide I created uses the cognitive tools of Imaginative Education to engage students […]

Story, Timelines and History Teaching in the Early Primary Years

By Kate Charette (Educator & PhD Candidate, University of New Brunswick) I first learned about Imaginative Education (IE) as an elementary school teacher doing my Masters degree. In the evenings after teaching my kindergarteners I would read about engaging students’ imaginations by shaping the curriculum as an exciting story much like a journalist would, rather […]