Spotlight on the Somatic

By Karen Effa (Educator, MEd in IE; IE mentor) One of the benefits of being on sabbatical is a mind freed from the swirl of tomorrow’s lesson plans, providing the quiet needed to contemplate the how and why of shifts that took place in students’ psyches during certain classes. Today, I would like to share […]

Learning in Depth in a Franciscan Friary Cell

By: Kieran Egan (Emeritus Professor, Simon Fraser University) I am often asked where the idea for Learning in Depth (LiD) came from, and I usually say I’m not at all sure. Clearly many writers about education have noted the importance to human learning of specializing in something, even if they have not recommended a program […]

Stories from Italy – Scuola dell’Infanzia Malaguzzi

By Carolina Bergonzoni (LiD Research Assistant, CIRCE, PhD candidate in Arts Education) Over the past few months, I have been reading the testimonials of Italian schools involved in Learning in Depth (LiD) projects. Today, I want to share with you what I discovered about Scuola dell’Infanzia Malaguzzi in Modena. During the year 2017/2018 teachers Rita, […]

Imagination Matters: CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (February 2020)

Ebulletin Contents Welcome Message (from Dr. Gillian Judson, Executive Director, CIRCE) Upcoming Events A few of CIRCE’s Events & Adventures (September 2019-February 2020) Hear from Recent MEd Imaginative Education Graduates CIRCE’s Academic Council CIRCE International (September 2019-February 2020) Learning in Depth Study With CIRCE: Graduate Programs at SFU Learn More & Participate Support CIRCE Welcome […]

Meaningful Acts of Reconciliation: Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in Outdoor Education and Inquiry

By: Michelle McKay Michelle McKay is a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) in Curriculum and Pedagogy and teaches full-day Kindergarten in Ontario (@MsMichelleMcKay). My exploration of infusing Indigenous perspectives in outdoor education and inquiry in Kindergarten was something that emerged from contemplating how to engage in meaningful […]