International Imaginative Education

Principal Investigator(s)/ChercheurKieran Egan, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC

 


Co-Investigator(s) /Co-chercheurs:

Mark Fettes, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC. Sean Blenkinsop, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.Stefan. Popenici, Institute for Educational Sciences, Bucharest, Romania

 


Funding/Subvention:

SSHRC Standard Research Grant (Amount: $59,800)

 


Duration/DureĢ:

: 2008-2009 (Status/Statut: Ongoing)

 


Contact Information/Personne contact:

Tel: 778-782-4671 E-Mail: Kieran_egan@sfu.ca Office: Education Building 8668 SFU Burnaby

 


Background/Contexte:

The current study is a continuation of previous imaginative education research. An emphasis will be placed upon the development of practical applications and theory. Teacher education and developed curriculum activities will be shared on an international level, expanding connections with institutions.

 


Project Objectives/Objectifs du projet:

(1) Theoretical: Write a book about the centrality of the body in relation to intellectual education. (2) Develop different curriculum guides for teachers about employing the use of cognitive tools in the classroom.

 


Research Plan/Plan de recherche:

Develop a curriculum that addresses the role of student imagination in relationship to in-depth learning. A new curriculum where a student learns about a specific topic from kindergarten to grade twelve, thereby improving what the mind knows and expanding the performance of imagination in the learning process.

 


Significance/Importance:

Engage children in learning to understand meaning in a more imaginatively engaging way. principal (Chercheurs principaux):