Unzipping the Jacket: Using Cognitive Tools to Dissolve Feelings of Otherness Between Students and the Natural World

By Alyssa Dixon (MEd in Imaginative Education, Teacher with Surrey School District) When I was little and would run my fingers over the grass or marvel at the song of a bird I never felt separate or other. As I grew and became entrenched in society, walls (figuratively and literally) began to spring up between […]

Connecting to Concrete: Breaking Through Urban Barriers with Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE)

By Krista Rutschmann (Educator, MEd in Imaginative Education) Every time we talk about Outdoor Education or Place-based learning, I think about our schoolyard and die a little inside. While others rhapsodize about the green spaces behind their schools or the creeks a couple of blocks away, I cringe at memories of syringes found, homeless camps […]

Working With Place

By Gillian Judson Collaboration. What do you think about when you hear that word? In the context of educators’ professional learning and development, the word “collaboration” will likely bring to your mind a myriad of memories and emotions: perhaps, sitting with colleagues long after students have gone home for the day, or now, in COVID […]