LiD International: Update on Learning In Depth Programs In Busan, South Korea

Dr. Hoy-Yong Kim, Dean of Education at Pusan University, South Korea, was recently in Vancouver with some of his colleagues from Pusan University. We had the pleasure of meeting with them and hearing about the LiD programs in Busan, South Korea. What follows is a brief update on their LiD work. While the full extent […]

4th Annual Learning in Depth (LiD) Open House

By Tara Scott (LiD teacher/facilitator) Mar Jok Elementary school recently celebrated its 4thyear of wondering, exploring and learning through LiD with an annual school community showcase. Ryan and Kaydn ~ Electricity and Oceans Questions surrounding how students are going to communicate their learning begin to surface at this time and students have, in the past, […]

LiD & The Library: Reflections From 3 Teacher-Librarians

If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has, at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things.  (Vincent Van Gogh) In many schools, libraries are being renamed; their roles in the learning process are changing. The school library is increasingly being referred to as the “learning commons” to […]

Un-LiD-ing Creative Genius: Aufemina

By Judy Dabideen-Sonachansingh (MEd in IE; Retired Chemistry Teacher) Teaching teenagers is like growing a garden – hopeful, frustrating, body-shattering work, pure joy. My work as a high school Chemistry teacher has often brought to mind the ‘irresistible force meeting immovable object’ paradox, especially when trying to convince teenagers that a Learning in Depth project […]

Learning In Depth Meets Imaginative Ecological Education

I recently* published an article in the Canadian Journal of Environmental Education that provides a rationale for in-depth and imaginative study as part of an ecological approach to teaching. In other words, Learning in Depth meets Imaginative Ecological Education!  (I say “recently” because the journal came out in 2017 but it is a 2015 volume!) […]

I’m A LiD Kid: I Study Pests

By Kristen Swaren (Grade 6 Student; LiD topic: Pests) Learning In Depth, or LiD, is a collaborative hour block every Tuesday at my school. Everyone has a topic. My topic is pests. Some people choose to work together, and some people choose to work alone. I am working alone because I feel it is better, because […]

A Reflection On Five Years Of Learning in Depth (LiD)

By Terri Zolob (K/1 Teacher) You never know what’s in store when you begin a journey. Perhaps it is a bit of the unknown that intrigues us to take that first step. That first step for me came 5 years ago when, as fate would have it, I met Kieran Egan. It in the cozy […]

Learning In Depth: We Are Thinkers, We Are Communicators, We Are Creators

By Tara Scott (Learning Assistance Teacher, Mar Jok Elementary School) Students in Grades K-6 at Mar Jok Elementary school In West Kelowna, B.C., Canada, are in their third year of Learning in Depth. Our school community comes together once a week for a common hour to wonder, explore, create, and think. This year, we are […]

Give LiD A Try?

By Jocelyn McIntosh (LiD Teacher, MEd in Imaginative Education) Alternative title:  Why there was a chicken in my classroom! The Learning in Depth, or LiD program, has been a part of my teaching practice for the past 3 years. I’ve implemented LiD with students in Grades 4-5 and Grades 1-2. Every year I am a LiD […]

Recommendations For Running A Successful Learning In Depth Program In Your School

By Ian Thomas (Deputy Headteacher, Great Torrington Bluecoat Primary School, North Devon, UK) At Great Torrington Bluecoat Primary School (GTB), students follow a broad program of study designed to maximize creativity, critical and collaborative thinking, global awareness, and depth of learning. One feature of their rich and diverse educational experience is the Learning in Depth […]

See What’s New

IERG News & Updates October 2016 Topics include: Imaginative Education: International Scene Celebrations! Collaborate With Us:  New Programs (Applications Now Open)  Connect OnLine: #imaginEDchat  Read about IE practice from imaginative educators around the galaxy Learning In Depth:  Updates and Support      Find out about the NEW LiDKiD sharing site      Hear from LiD teachers […]

Doing Learning In Depth (LiD): 10 Tips For Success

By Courtney Robertson  My Learning in Depth Journey I have always enjoyed the collaborative aspects of having a “buddy” class. Being a Kindergarten/Grade 1 teacher, I have been the younger buddy group in the pair, but have really enjoyed the many benefits of having a regularly scheduled buddy class. In the past I have done […]

NEW! Canada Foundation For Innovation Reports On Learning In Depth (LiD)

Engaging students’ imaginations & emotions to explore the world. (Source: Canada Foundation For Innovation) School can be boring, but it doesn’t have to be. Kieran Egan, founder of the Imaginative Education Research Group, talks with third grader Ashley Srdanovic about her portfolio on bees. He and his fellow researchers at Simon Fraser University are working on finding […]

How LiD Connects To Curriculum Topics In Ms. Cowan’s Classroom

By: Olwen Cowan (LiD Teacher, MEd in IE) Meet the MAC Pack! I once heard a very wise man say, “Anything can be wonderful if you know enough about it.” That fellow was Dr. Kieran Egan as he was making the case for his Learning in Depth (LiD) program. I scribbled those words into my […]

Why Learning in Depth? (LiD)

(Are you a LiD teacher?  Do you want free support for your LiD work? Subscribe to imaginED and stay informed! Free. No cost.  No spam.  One weekly update email. Lots of LiD action coming in the Fall of 2016.) By Linda Holmes (MEd) Learning in Depth (LiD) is a unique program. It is only natural that educators have lots of […]