In Praise of Idle Time: Taking LiD Outdoors

By Michael D. Datura Michael is a teacher on the unceded territories of the Salish peoples, a doctoral candidate, and occasionally a poet. He’s a member of the Academic Council for CIRCE and teaches graduate-level teachers on an Imaginative Education approach to learning. He also likes long walks in the forest. After all, while this […]

The Secret to LiD Success?—A Cognitive Tool Approach to Learning

By Michael D. Datura Michael is a teacher on the unceded territories of the Salish peoples, a doctoral candidate, and occasionally a poet. He’s a member of the Academic Council for CIRCE and teaches graduate-level teachers on an Imaginative Education approach to learning. He also likes long walks in the forest. “Piaget is just a […]

Stories from Italy 2 – Elementary School San Geminiano

By Carolina Bergonzoni (LiD Research Assistant, CIRCE, PhD candidate in Arts Education) Over the past few months, I have been reading the documentation/testimony of Italian schools involved in Learning in Depth (LiD) projects. Our last instalment of the “Stories From Italy” series focused on Scuola dell’Infanzia Malaguzzi, but we now turn our attention towards Scuola Elementare […]

“Won’t students become bored with their topics?”: A Response to LiD Concerns

By Michael D. Datura Michael is a teacher on the unceded territories of the Salish peoples, a doctoral candidate, and occasionally a poet. He’s a member of the Academic Council for CIRCE and teaches graduate-level teachers on an Imaginative Education approach to learning. He also likes long walks in the forest. Last Spring, I had […]

Learning in Depth in a Franciscan Friary Cell

By: Kieran Egan (Emeritus Professor, Simon Fraser University) I am often asked where the idea for Learning in Depth (LiD) came from, and I usually say I’m not at all sure. Clearly many writers about education have noted the importance to human learning of specializing in something, even if they have not recommended a program […]