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 […]

The Magic of LiD: Moving Learning Beyond Classroom Walls

By Kavita Hoonjan (M.Ed.) What LiD Looks Like  Imagine a classroom where each student is in the process of becoming an ‘expert’ in one particular topic. The students work once a week to research and explore their topics and to delve into the multimodal and multi-disciplinary nature of their topics. Students find facts, write poems, research the […]

Putting Principles of The Learning In Depth Program (LiD) Into Practice

By: Yamanda Kaychouhi Boukmakh (yamandakay@gmail.com) This short independent, experimental study shows the immense power that the Learning in Depth program can have on student learning. I look first at how different LiD teachers introduce the program to their students. My investigation of students’ development as they learn and ask questions about their LiD topics provides evidence […]

B.C.’s Learning in Depth Program Lets Kids Take The Lead On Education

Now there’s a headline. Read the Globe & Mail news article about Learning in Depth with that headline here. Do you know about the LiD Program? Here is a recent post about it.  Here is a link to the official LiD website. News & support for your LiD program The LiD program has been operating now for over […]

Learn From LiD Kids!

Have you met a LiD kid lately? **Hey LiD teachers 🙂  We know you hear from LiD kids all the time.  Little news update for you:  imaginED will be offering resources, links and support for LiD teachers and kids in the future.  Subscribe today so you don’t miss out on LiD updates! But for anyone who has not […]

“The more you know about something the easier it is to be imaginative about it.”

or Why Knowing A Lot Helps The Imagination By Kieran Egan We all value imaginative uses of knowledge when we see them transforming our lives and the world in beneficial ways. And yet many teachers neglect imagination. For many, the word “imagination” suggests something that opposes imperatives of our test-driven schooling: efficient teaching of a lot […]