Since the early 1970s educators in many countries have been responding to Imaginative Education (IE) in various ways—reviewing, critiquing, implementing, researching. The research on IE is diverse, as practicing teachers, professors of education, and educational researchers have examined the effectiveness of IE for use with PreK through Higher Education learners, and exploring the myriad implications of the IE approach for educational practice and curriculum change. Rather than offering a comprehensive database of all IE research, this page highlights some research affiliated previously with the Imaginative Education Research Group (currently with CIRCE) and graduate programs in IE at Simon Fraser University.

This page hosts some Action Research projects on a range of topics from graduate students in IE MEd programs.

CIRCE’s Researching Imagination Page shares links to externally-funded Research projects and to doctoral/MA research by IERG/CIRCE community members.

Action Research on Imaginative Education

Poetry And Prejudice: Literature As AntiRacist Education In An All-White School 

By Marlene Roseboom





Imaginative Education And Individual Education Plans (IEP’s) For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder 

By Yearin Kim




Using A Project Approach To Enhance Learning In Depth

By Clayton Stephens





The Mighty Mole–A Love Story: Enlisting Learners’ Emotions In The Quest For Understanding

By Judy Dabideen-Sonachansingh




Unstructured Literacy Play: The Use Of Independent Literacy Stations Based On Imaginative Cognitive Tools To Help Early Intermediate Students Develop Their Voices As Writers 

By Leone Payson



An Exploration Of How Formative Assessment And Self-Evaluation Can Empower Learners

By Ashleigh Albach




Learning In Depth: The Teacher’s Role

By Ryan Hughes





Increasing Activeness: Cultivating Ecological Understanding In Kindergarten

By Andrea Leeburn





Constructing Credos Using Metaphor: Using Metaphor To Clarify Beliefs In A Pre-Service Teacher Education Professional Development Program

By Hannah Myles




Problems Of The Week (Secondary Math)

By Carley Brockway




Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives And Knowledge Through Storytelling

By Rachel Goshulak





Engaging Teachers And Students In The Multicultural ESL Classroom: A Journey

By Fatima Jalali-Tehrani





Math Talk:  Using An Oral Language Approach To Teach Time

By Debbie Stapleton





Implementing Imaginative Education Through Mentoring With An English As An Additional Language Focus

By Carolina Lopez





Student Engagement: Experiencing The Joy Of Learning Through Learning In Depth

By Terri Zolob





Humour In Humanities: A Collection Of Teaching Anecdotes, Some Research, And An Examination Of Metacognition In A Grade 9 Classroom

By Wendy Johnston




Teaching Social Media Through Metaphor

By Colin Morris





Literacy 2.0: Blogging To Develop Written Fluency In First Grade

By Lindsay Zebrowski






Overcoming Anxiety With The Cognitive Tools Of Imaginative Education And The Big Six Of Historical Thinking In An Alternative Social Studies Classroom

By Mark Maretic




Finding Time For Professional Development

By Christa Rawlings





Encouraging Independence During Learning In Depth Sessions To Allow For Individual Conferencing

By Kavita Hoonjan






The Art Of The Teacher: A Hermeneutic Self-Evaluation Of A Polish-Canadian “Imaginative Education” Graduate At Simon Fraser University

By Karolina Barski





Honouring Home Languages In The Kindergarten Classroom

By Shelley Sunner

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