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Of Frogs and Fishes – Understanding Inquiry as a Pedagogical Method – imaginED – Education Article

By Rebecca Roman (with contributing edits by Dr. Tim Waddington)   I’m seven years old, playing in a shallow stream at the park. I’m about up to my knees and trying to catch frogs. I finally catch one, looking at its legs, touching its skin and hearing its plaintive cry. Rrrriiibit! My mom tells me to put the frog down. I have so many questions, and we have a short conversation about what the frog is doing and how it used…

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Story, Timelines and History Teaching in the Early Primary Years – imaginED – Education Article

By Kate Charette (Educator & PhD Candidate, University of New Brunswick) I first learned about Imaginative Education (IE) as an elementary school teacher doing my Masters degree. In the evenings after teaching my kindergarteners I would read about engaging students’ imaginations by shaping the curriculum as an exciting story much like a journalist would, rather than thinking of it as a checklist to cover. I would explore ideas about what cognitive tools my students were using to understand the world…

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Dodging the Fall of Constantinople – Connecting Physical Education and Social Studies – imaginED – Education Article

Authors: Leah Tesan and Dr. Tim Waddington By now, Imaginative Education has well established this simple truism: at the core of any great lesson is an abundance of student engagement. An inquiry-based curriculum, such as those found in British Columbia, Ontario and a growing number of other educational contexts, provides teachers with the opportunity to be both innovative and imaginative in every subject. Nowhere is the need for this outside-the-box practice more noticeable than in Social Studies, which for any…

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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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