An imaginative approach to teaching


"As we come to expect from Kieran Egan, this book is imaginative, engaging, wise, and practical. A terrific resource for teachers at every level."

Nel Noddings, author of Happiness and Education, Caring, and many other fine books and articles, and Lee Jacks Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University (Book jacket.)


You may read the Introduction to the book by clicking here.

You may read reviews of the book by clicking here.

If you would like to discuss any issues raised by the book with the author, or with other readers, click here.

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You may read the blurb from the book cover here.You don't, of course, have to take it seriously.

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From reviews

"There is something in this book for teachers of all age groups and all subjects. The book is a refreshing, thoughtful read that stealthily engages the reader's imagination and may become the basis for a real revolution in teaching."

Judy Ochse, Associate Editor, Editorial Services, ASCD

"Kieran Egan’s work on imagination and learning has addressed our needs as teachers to foster more creative thinking within our classrooms. Tapping into this creative energy has added a whole new level of fascination, not to mention fulfillment, to our ‘middle years’ teaching. We encourage all educators to use the book to put this unbelievable theory into practice in the near future!”

--Anne-Marie Dooner, Peter Obendoerfer, Nicole Marie Kerbrat, and Principal Verland Hicks, middle school educators, Ecole Leila North Community School, Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Book cover.)

"A quick way of determining if this is a book you want to purchase is to turn to one of these half chapters and start reading. If what you find makes sense and is applicable to your teaching situation (and it probably will) buy the book, digest the theory, and use one or two of the frameworks and sample lessons. Once you've done your "homework", you'll be able to devise assignments and lesson plans unique to your own classroom."
Robert F. Walch. Education Review.
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