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
>160 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)
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
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)
Arrow Lakes School District Professional Development Day, January, 2023. Webinars: Cultivating Imagination in Leadership and Outdoor Learning.
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.
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2023. Roundtable: The Walking Curriculum: Just “Good Ideas for Walks” or First Steps towards Imaginative Ecological Pedagogy? (Environmental Education SIG).
American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 2023. Roundtable: A Place at the (Leadership) Table: Imagination as a Tool of Empowerment and Belonging. Co-facilitation with Dr. Meaghan Dougherty. (Leadership Division).
WHAT IS IMAGINATIVE EDUCATION?
*By artist Corrina Keeling (lovelettersforeverybody.ca)