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 […]

Is Mr. Norris’ Classroom on Fire? How Context Transformation Enriches Engagement  

By Justin Norris (Imaginative educator whose classroom could double as an attraction at Universal Studios @JustinEdmond) Ever since I got my first set of Batman action figures as a child, I thought of my eyeballs as the movie cameras, and my bedroom as the movie set. In order to give Batman a legitimate Batcave, I had to […]

Cultivating Imagination And Creativity Through A Lifewide Curriculum

By Norman Jackson In this earlier post on imaginED I introduced the idea of lifewide learning and how such an inclusive concept of learning could be encouraged, supported and recognized through a lifewide curriculum. It is interesting to note that this concept emerged from the work I was doing in the early 2000’s to develop understandings […]

Curiosity Sprung From Trees: Tales Of The Grove

By Susan Bertoia (Professional theatre artist/devisor, actor, director and teacher.) Centre stage was a mound of 100s of sheets of crumpled newspaper, and as the lights faded to indicate the show was beginning, the mound began to move. Creeping sounds filled the space and performers created a live soundscape of the forest floor. I am […]