Dr. Gillian Judson is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She teaches within Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research examines the role of imagination in leadership, imagination’s role in learning (K-post-secondary), imaginative and ecological teaching practices (PreK through post-secondary), and imaginative assessment in the post-secondary context. Her recent book publications include A Walking Curriculum: Evoking Wonder & Developing Sense of Place K-12 (2018), Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education: Practical Strategies For Teaching (2015), and Imagination and the Engaged Learner: Cognitive Tools for the Classroom (Egan & Judson; 2015).
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE & RESEARCH
The Imagination’s Role in Teaching & Learning (PreK-Higher Education)
The Imagination’s Role in Educational Leadership
The Power of Story: Increasing Engagement & Effectiveness with Cognitive Tools
Imaginative Education (circesfu.ca): A Cognitive Tools Approach to Teaching (PreK-Higher Education)
Imaginative Ecological Education/Imagination’s Role in Place-Based Education (ierg.ca/IEE)
Pedagogy for Place-Making & Activeness: Engaging The Body in Local Natural/Cultural Contexts
Inquiry-Based Learning: The Learning in Depth Program
Program Design & OnLine Learning
>140 conference presentations/workshops worldwide
Georgia Leadership Institute For School Improvement (Atlanta, Georgia)
Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE), Executive Director (B.C., Canada)
Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University (B.C., Canada)
Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University (B.C., Canada)
Smithsonian Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Yorkville University (Fredericton, N.B., Canada)
Bank Street College of Education (New York, New York, USA)
University Gabriel Minstrel & University Finis Terrae (Santiago, Chile)
University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
K-12 Teaching, BC College of Teachers: Social Studies 8-10, Core French 8-12, Sciences Humaines 8-10
UPCOMING TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Outdoor Learning Store & Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network Webinar Series, September, 2022. Webinar: Classrooms to Communities: The Best Resources for Outdoor Learning.
Edgehill Elementary School, Powell River School District, September, 2022. Workshop: Imaginative Ecological Education: Developing Sense of Place and Ecological Understanding (K-12).
Canadian Society for Education Through Art (CSEA) and Ontario Art Education Association (OAEA) Annual Conference, Ottawa, ON, October, 2022. Paper Presentation: A Dirty Little Secret: Studying Imagination, Imaginatively, in a Leadership Education Graduate Program.
British Columbia School Superintendents’ Association Conference, Vancouver, B.C., November, 2022. Panelist and Featured Presentation: Cultivating imagination with cognitive tools: Implications for leaders and learners.
Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, November 2022. Paper Co-Presentation: Understanding Imaginative Leadership: Graduate Students’ Conceptualizations of Leadership and Imagination. (Leadership in Higher Education)
Institut des Troubles d’Apprentissage annual conference, virtual, March, 2023. Webinar: Cultivating leadership imagination, growing inclusive school communities.
Institut des Troubles d’Apprentissage annual conference, virtual, March, 2023. Webinar: A walking curriculum: Engaging all imaginations. Presentation for the Institut des Troubles d’Apprentissage annual conference, virtual.
Engaging imagination in ecological education: Practical strategies for teaching.
Judson, G. (2015)
Wonder-Full education: The centrality of wonder in teaching and learning across the curriculum.
Cant, A., Egan, K. & Judson, G. (Eds.) (2013)
A New approach to ecological education: Engaging students’ imaginations in their world.
Judson, G. (2010).
Whole School Projects: Engaging imaginations through interdisciplinary inquiry.
Egan, K. (With Dunton, B. & Judson, G.) (2014).
Teaching 360°: Effective learning through the imagination.
Judson, G. (Ed.) (2008).
WHAT IS IMAGINATIVE EDUCATION?
*By artist Corrina Keeling (lovelettersforeverybody.ca)