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Dialogue Series on Imagination in Research and Teaching Begins – imaginED – Education Article

By Samuel Chen (Research Assistant, SFU Education Research Assistant) This past Thursday, I had the opportunity to attend the Possible’s Slow Fuse’s inaugural session featuring Dr. Celeste Snowber. This is the first in a six part Dialogue series being co-hosted between the Research Hub and CIRCE.  Being new to the Faculty of Education and having just been hired on as a Research Assistant with the Research Hub, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I decided to go because I have seen…

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A Deep Listening Activity – imaginED – Education Article

By Charles Ames Fischer (Middle school teacher by day, author by night) One potential way to have students experience deep listening at school is to take them on a Silent Walk, or Listening Walk. This should not be treated as just a normal walk done silently and slowly. James Endredy, author of Earthwalks for Body and Spirit (2002) writes, “Converting your ears into radar and your whole energetic being into a giant antenna is the goal.” This walk can be done…

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Learning Science Through Art, Imagination, and Creativity – imaginED – Education Article

By Jailson Lima (PhD, Teacher, Chemistry Department, Vanier College; Art & Science Project website) Norman Jackson developed the powerful idea that creating knowledge is part of a unique process that takes place in our embedded learning ecology.  I teach a course on creativity as part of the Master Teacher Program at the University of Sherbrooke in which my students explore the different facets of their own creativity by describing their personal learning ecology.  To illustrate the power of such self-reflective activity,…

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Incorporating Contemporary Art Into Early Childhood Education – imaginED – Education Article

By Soledad Acuña and Natalie Seve Amnia Lab + Imaginative Education Chile It is April 1917, a Frenchman and two friends walk in the streets of New York, the city of the future, full of stimuli, new shapes, new colors and new sunsets. Before the end of the day they stop at a plumbing store, the J.L. Mott retail store. The Frenchman enters and buys a magnificent Bedfordshire porcelain urinal. He takes it in a taxi to his studio and…

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CIRCE STEAM Magazine Now Available – imaginED – Education Article

We are pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of CIRCE Magazine! Science is highly conceptual, and learning it effectively requires interconnecting fuzzy concepts such as atoms, forces, molecules, DNA, electric fields, ions, electromagnetic radiation, radicals, electrons, and photons. Although brilliant minds have undoubtedly used their artistic talents and been inspired by art over the centuries to create scientific knowledge, until recently we have catalogued its ramifications simply as STEM. In the last decades, movement has been made…

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