Research

Since the early 1970s educators in many countries have been responding to Imaginative Education (IE) in various ways—reviewing, critiquing, implementing, researching. The research on IE is diverse, as practicing teachers, professors of education, and educational researchers have examined the effectiveness of IE for use with PreK through Higher Education learners, and exploring the myriad implications of the IE approach for educational practice and curriculum change. Rather than offering a comprehensive database of all IE research, this page highlights some research affiliated with the Imaginative Education Research Group and graduate programs in IE at Simon Fraser University.

Scroll down to find Action Research projects on a range of topics from graduate students in the IE MEd program.

Click here for a list of some IE-focused PhD and MA theses.

 

Action Research on Imaginative Education

Poetry And Prejudice: Literature As AntiRacist Education In An All-White School 

By Marlene Roseboom

 

 

 

 

Imaginative Education And Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder 

By Yearin Kim

 

 

 

Using A Project Approach To Enhance Learning In Depth

By Clayton Stephens

 

 

 

 

The Mighty Mole–A Love Story: Enlisting Learners’ Emotions In The Quest For Understanding

By Judy Dabideen-Sonachansingh

 

 

 

 

An Exploration Of How Formative Assessment And Self-Evaluation Can Empower Learners

By Ashleigh Albach

 

 

 

Learning In Depth: The Teacher’s Role

By Ryan Hughes

 

 

 

 

Increasing Activeness: Cultivating Ecological Understanding In Kindergarten

By Andrea Leeburn

 

 

 

 

Constructing Credos Using Metaphor: Using Metaphor To Clarify Beliefs In A Pre-Service Teacher Education Professional Development Program

By Hannah Myles

 

 

 

Problems Of The Week (Secondary Math)

By Carley Brockway

 

 

 

Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives And Knowledge Through Storytelling

By Rachel Goshulak

 

 

 

 

Engaging Teachers And Students In The Multicultural ESL Classroom: A Journey

By Fatima Jalali-Tehrani

 

 

 

 

Math Talk:  Using An Oral Language Approach To Teach Time

By Debbie Stapleton

 

 

 

 

Implementing Imaginative Education Through Mentoring With An English As An Additional Language Focus

By Carolina Lopez

 

 

 

 

Student Engagement: Experiencing The Joy Of Learning Through Learning In Depth

By Terri Zolob

 

 

 

 

Humour In Humanities: A Collection Of Teaching Anecdotes, Some Research, And An Examination Of Metacognition In A Grade 9 Classroom

By Wendy Johnston

 

 

 

Teaching Social Media Through Metaphor

By Colin Morris

 

 

 

 

Literacy 2.0: Blogging To Develop Written Fluency In First Grade

By Lindsay Zebrowski

 

 

 

 

 

Overcoming Anxiety With The Cognitive Tools Of Imaginative Education And The Big Six Of Historical Thinking In An Alternative Social Studies Classroom

By Mark Maretic

 

 

 

Finding Time For Professional Development

By Christa Rawlings

 

 

 

 

Encouraging Independence During Learning In Depth Sessions To Allow For Individual Conferencing

By Kavita Hoonjan

 

 

 

 

The Art Of The Teacher: A Hermeneutic Self-Evaluation Of A Polish-Canadian “Imaginative Education” Graduate At Simon Fraser University

By Karolina Barski

 

 

 

Honouring Home Languages In The Kindergarten Classroom

By Shelley Sunner

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