If you are new to imaginED, you can dig deeper into the Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE) approach. In a nutshell, IEE is a cross-curricular cognitive tools approach to teaching that centralizes engagement of the body, emotion, and imagination in Place. The aim? Cultivating students’ ecological understanding.
Imaginative Outdoor Learning Practices
Hear how educators think about and engage imagination in their outdoor learning practices
To get started, click on one of the tabbed headings and read the posts listed below.
Pointing to Patterns in Nature (By Sophia Sanchez)
Guerilla Geography: Engaging Imagination In Ecological Education (By Thomas Larsen and Lisa Tabor Millsaps)
IEE Principles in Action
Read Imaginative Ecological Education posts on Feeling, Activeness, and Place
To get started, click on one of the tabbed headings and read the posts listed below…
Activeness: Engaging The Body Through Stillness (By Andrea Leeburn)
A Nature Walk With 22 5-Year Olds: Lessons Learned The Hard Way (By Andrea Leeburn)
Activeness: Engaging The Physical Senses In The Natural World (By Andrea Leeburn)
Adventure In Our Own Backyard: Fostering Sense of Place in Early Years Education (By Jolene McFadyen-Nein)
I Love This Place! Fostering Authentic Learning Through Imaginative Engagement (By Jolene McFadyen-Nein)