Imaginative Teacher Education: Living and Breathing the Pedagogy

By Kavita Hoonjan (Elementary IE French Immersion Teacher, member of Langley School District, MEd in IE alum, member of the CIRCE Academic Council) We want our teacher candidates to not only value imagination, but to integrate imaginative practices and an understanding of Imaginative Education within their mindset, pedagogy and teaching philosophy.  These imaginative teacher candidates must be reflective, curious, […]

Imaginative Teacher Education: From Mechanical to Impassioned Practice

By Kavita Hoonjan (Program Coordinator, PDP, SFU; Elementary IE French Immersion Teacher, MEd in IE alum, CIRCE Academic Council member) The time had finally come.  Before me was, at last, the opportunity to observe a student teacher taking flight—taking the learning experiences from her teacher education program and putting them into action during a self-planned […]

Mission Accomplished: WWI Student Film Project (Part Two)

The ‘Battle’ By: Corine Carey (Burnaby Social Studies Teacher, MEd in Imaginative Education) [This is Part Two–be sure to read Part One of this exciting project.] The WWI Film project in the trench was itself was a bit of a leap of faith for me. To have the ‘spark’ of an idea and then let […]

Lights! Camera! Educate! A WWI Student Film Documentary “When I Get Home” (Part One)

By Corine Carey (Burnaby Highschool Social Studies Teacher, MEd in Imaginative Education) As a Social Studies teacher for the past 16 years, and with the 100-year anniversary of the armistice ending WWI last fall, I had been trying to think of ways to highlight the significance of this anniversary to my students. I can only […]