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 […]

Terror on the Doomed Franklin Expedition – Using Authentic Assessment to Build Imaginative Historical Inquiry

By Sarah Allin and Les Miller (Contributing edits by: Dr. Tim Waddington) One of the great challenges in teaching social studies is to develop assessments that are both meaningful and engaging, rich in subject content while also imaginatively stimulating. As teachers in a Middle Years Program, we are always striving to do this well. Applying […]

How Virtual Reality Will Change How We Learn

By Lee Brighton, CSO Virtro Entertainment Education has always evolved in line with technological advances, from teaching originally delivered by parents and their small social groups, to literature-based learning, to today’s e-learning. Education has reliably adapted its methodologies to suit societal needs and virtual reality is set to spark the education industry’s biggest evolution yet! […]

Destination Imagination: Our Story

By Joan Vyner (Affiliate Director, Destination Imagination BC) Here’s the scenario: your team has been asked to create an amusement park attraction in an unusual location. You have to include three scientific concepts in the attraction, create and present a story about the impact that the attraction has on the unusual location, and the attraction […]

Let Us Play In Higher Education: Playful Learning ‘18

By Rebecca Thomas (Lecturer, University of East Anglia) Playful Learning 18, held at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in July 2018, was a concatenation of talks, workshops, gatherings and games, involving some 200 people, attending over forty sessions spread over two and a half days. The point of the gathering was to introduce and develop a […]