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 […]

Unit Planning With Imaginative Education (IE)

By Leone Payson (Imaginative Educator & Mentor, MEd in IE) Discussing my Master’s degree with other educators occasionally leaves me feeling like I’ve poorly represented IE. I spin into soliloquies of awe and Vygotsky and Plato’s cave… and I’ve lost them. I would hope this isn’t anything to do with me being an inadequate speaker. […]

Education As Adventure

By Ira Rabois As a child, I dreamed of being an adventurer. My parents traveled every year to different places and countries, and this stimulated my imagination. For me, college was not just a time to learn a profession or for intellectual study. It was an opportunity for the possibilities of life to reveal themselves […]