Using Imagination and Mindfulness to Inquire into Big Questions: Teenagers Are Natural Philosophers

By Ira Rabois *We are all, together, in a frightening situation due to COVID-19. Most schools have closed. Most people are isolated in their homes. Hopefully, the crisis will end soon, and students and teachers will return to their schools and be able discuss the questions outlined below as well as their other lessons. If not, maybe this […]

“Won’t students become bored with their topics?”: A Response to LiD Concerns

By Michael D. Datura Michael is a teacher on the unceded territories of the Salish peoples, a doctoral candidate, and occasionally a poet. He’s a member of the Academic Council for CIRCE and teaches graduate-level teachers on an Imaginative Education approach to learning. He also likes long walks in the forest. Last Spring, I had […]

Light Narratives: A light adventure in the Think Tank environment

By Holly BF Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) Introduction This project revolves around the creative versatility of students across age groups, from nursery (2 years old) to Year 10 (15 years old) and across two schools. The early years created light installations and the middle and senior years used these installations as […]

The Think Tank Environment

By Holly BF Warren (Atelierista and creator of the Think Tank) The Think Tank (Warren, 2019) environment is a setting created to celebrate, stimulate, enhance and develop creativity through connections. It is designed by the students and the atelierista/art studio teacher. Initially inspired by Loris Malaguzzi’s educational approach, where the child freely expresses his/her ideas, interests, […]