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 […]

Is Mr. Norris’ Classroom on Fire? How Context Transformation Enriches Engagement  

By Justin Norris (Imaginative educator whose classroom could double as an attraction at Universal Studios @JustinEdmond) Ever since I got my first set of Batman action figures as a child, I thought of my eyeballs as the movie cameras, and my bedroom as the movie set. In order to give Batman a legitimate Batcave, I had to […]

An Impact Story: Environmental Youth Alliance

By Emily Keller (Executive Director, Environmental Youth Alliance) “My favourite bird is an eagle, I’m seventeen, and I’m from the Siksika Nation in Alberta.” That’s Aviva Davis, a student at Cedar Walk alternate school. She’s also a participant in Wildlife Stewards, a new EYA pilot program engaging 10 Indigenous youth-in-care, their teacher, and two youth […]