Walking The Tightrope Between Content And Imagination

By Kiran Heer (Kindergarten Teacher, MEd student in Imaginative Education) What is imagination? This question was the foundation of my action research project. Adults might answer that imagination is forming new ideas or concepts in the mind. But I didn’t ask this question to adults, I asked kindergarten students. Teachers that work with kindergarteners will […]

Let Us Play In Higher Education: Playful Learning ‘18

By Rebecca Thomas (Lecturer, University of East Anglia) Playful Learning 18, held at Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) in July 2018, was a concatenation of talks, workshops, gatherings and games, involving some 200 people, attending over forty sessions spread over two and a half days. The point of the gathering was to introduce and develop a […]

Cultivating Imagination And Creativity Through A Lifewide Curriculum

By Norman Jackson In this earlier post on imaginED I introduced the idea of lifewide learning and how such an inclusive concept of learning could be encouraged, supported and recognized through a lifewide curriculum. It is interesting to note that this concept emerged from the work I was doing in the early 2000’s to develop understandings […]