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 […]

An Impact Story: Environmental Youth Alliance

By Emily Keller (Executive Director, Environmental Youth Alliance) “My favourite bird is an eagle, I’m seventeen, and I’m from the Siksika Nation in Alberta.” That’s Aviva Davis, a student at Cedar Walk alternate school. She’s also a participant in Wildlife Stewards, a new EYA pilot program engaging 10 Indigenous youth-in-care, their teacher, and two youth […]

Study Imaginative Education: NEW On-Line Graduate Certificate Program

I am really excited to announce that Simon Fraser University now offers a fully online one-year graduate certificate program on the theory and practice of Imaginative Education.  I have been centrally involved in the creation of this program and I am very excited about it! Program Features The program launches in September 2017.  Applications are due by March 2017. […]

What can imaginED do for you?

We need info. Many educators in the Northern Hemisphere are winding down for summer holidays–and so are we! Before the holidays officially start we would like to know how we can best support your needs and interests in the future. As you may know, imaginED aims to enable imagination-focused teaching in all contexts, from formal to alternative learning contexts, and from primary […]

The Mighty Peacock Mantis Shrimp Colouring Page!

Woohoo! First colouring page! This, my Lovelies, is a Mantis Shrimp. One of the most fascinating creatures around (and a personal favourite). It hunts using those club-like appendages that look like big arms out front. With the same speed as a 22 calibre bullet leaving a gun’s chamber, it fires those arms out, hitting its […]