Imagination Out of Love and War: Pawel Pawlikowski’s “Cold War”

By Adriana Grimaldo (Co-Founder Imaginative Education Mexico; CIRCE Academic Council Member) Imagination, like love, manifests in unsuspected ways. The reason why imagination and love are both so powerful is that they are both capable of uniquely shaping our minds. An example of this is in Cold War, the most recent film by Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski. […]

Incorporating Contemporary Art Into Early Childhood Education

By Soledad Acuña and Natalie Seve Amnia Lab + Imaginative Education Chile It is April 1917, a Frenchman and two friends walk in the streets of New York, the city of the future, full of stimuli, new shapes, new colors and new sunsets. Before the end of the day they stop at a plumbing store, […]

Of Frogs and Fishes – Understanding Inquiry as a Pedagogical Method

By Rebecca Roman (with contributing edits by Dr. Tim Waddington)   I’m seven years old, playing in a shallow stream at the park. I’m about up to my knees and trying to catch frogs. I finally catch one, looking at its legs, touching its skin and hearing its plaintive cry. Rrrriiibit! My mom tells me to […]

Dodging the Fall of Constantinople – Connecting Physical Education and Social Studies

Authors: Leah Tesan and Dr. Tim Waddington By now, Imaginative Education has well established this simple truism: at the core of any great lesson is an abundance of student engagement. An inquiry-based curriculum, such as those found in British Columbia, Ontario and a growing number of other educational contexts, provides teachers with the opportunity to […]

Story, Timelines and History Teaching in the Early Primary Years

By Kate Charette (Educator & PhD Candidate, University of New Brunswick) I first learned about Imaginative Education (IE) as an elementary school teacher doing my Masters degree. In the evenings after teaching my kindergarteners I would read about engaging students’ imaginations by shaping the curriculum as an exciting story much like a journalist would, rather […]