7th International Conference on Imagination and Education

Posted by on June 8, 2009

Welcome to the
7th International Conference on Imagination and Education

July 15 – 18, 2009
Vancouver, Canada
Harbour Centre

Imagination – the Source of Creativity and Invention: build a better world by thinking of the possible, not just the actual

Imaginative Education is a new approach that believes engaging student’s imagination in learning and teacher’s imagination in teaching is crucial to making knowledge in the curriculum vivid and meaningful. This approach provides for learning environments that are more inclusive and engaging places, where learners gain a deeper, more lasting and more flexible understanding of subject matter; it also provides new skills, energy, and inspiration for educators themselves.  This yearly international conference provides academics with a venue for discussing new theories and ideas and educators with practical resources for designing teaching and learning processes that engage a greater range of emotions and cognitive abilities.

WHO: teachers, academics, graduate students and all others interested in children’s education

WHY: an opportunity to come together and share ideas and experiences with colleagues.


Pre-Conference Workshop:  Two days: In-depth experience with IE theory and practice

Concurrent Papers and presentations: New theories, case-studies, and practical demonstrations about IE and its application in everyday classroom situations.

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Eleanor Duckworth, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Author: The Having of Wonderful Ideas, Tell Me More, Teacher to Teacher

Invited Speaker: Cabral Gladir, Professor of Brazilian Literature and Literary Theory, Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNESC), Cricuma (SC), Brazil, Researcher and Professor, Graduate Program on Education (UNESC), Member, “Childhood Museum” Project (UNESC)


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