What You Model, You Teach: The World is a Miraculous Place, If Only We Can Imagine It and Act to Make It So

By Ira Rabois One of the most important lessons a good teacher teaches, beyond the subject matter, is how to live a moment or a year of moments. On the first day of classes, you teach how to meet new people, how to start an endeavor, how to imagine what might be and yet be […]

At The Intersection of Science And Poetry

By Mary Soon Lee (Award-winning poet with a cryptic Twitter handle: @MarySoonLee) I read a great deal when I was growing up. I read in my backyard, in bed, at meals, on trains, while walking home from school. I read Jane Austen, Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Elizabeth Gaskell, and James Herriott. I read short […]

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! […]