Making Sense of a Day in The Life of My Imagination (Part 3): Why Education Needs to Nurture Imagination

By Norman Jackson Norman is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the University of Surrey, Founder of Lifewide Education and Creative Academic. He has long standing interests in creativity, learning through life and the ecology of learning and is a member of the imagined community. This is the third part of a three part narrative. […]

Making Sense of a Day in The Life of My Imagination (Part 2)

By Norman Jackson Norman is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the University of Surrey, Founder of Lifewide Education and Creative Academic. He has long standing interests in creativity, learning through life and the ecology of learning and is a member of the imaginED community.  This is the second part of a three part narrative. […]

A Day In The Life of My Imagination (Part 1)

By Norman Jackson Norman is Emeritus Professor of Higher Education at the University of Surrey and Founder of Lifewide Education and Creative Academic. He has long standing interests in creativity, learning through life and the ecology of learning and is a member of the imaginED community. This post is in three parts. The first provides […]

What You Model, You Teach: The World is a Miraculous Place, If Only We Can Imagine It and Act to Make It So

By Ira Rabois One of the most important lessons a good teacher teaches, beyond the subject matter, is how to live a moment or a year of moments. On the first day of classes, you teach how to meet new people, how to start an endeavor, how to imagine what might be and yet be […]

Teaching The Story From Day One

By Ira Rabois I’d like to share with you what I learned from teaching a middle school class called ‘The Story From Day One,” which integrated mindfulness, visualization and inquiry exercises with the language arts curriculum. We often teach myths as merely literature, divorced from the cultural, spiritual, and historical context. But we pay a […]