Dr. Gillian Judson is one of the Directors of the Imaginative Education Research Group and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. Her published work and teaching show how we can routinely engage students’ imaginations (pre-K through graduate school) to ensure effective learning across the curriculum. She is particularly interested in sustainability and how an imaginative and ecologically sensitive approach to education can lead to a sophisticated ecological consciousness. Her recent books include Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education: Practical Strategies For Teaching (UBC Press, 2015) and Imagination and the Engaged Learner: Cognitive Tools for the Classroom (Teachers’ College Press, 2015).
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Areas of Expertise:
The Imagination’s Role in Learning and Teaching (pre-K through graduate school): Imaginative Education and its programs (ierg.ca).
In-Depth Learning & Ecological Education
The Role of Mental Imagery And The Development of Ecological Understanding
Place-Making and Activeness: Strategies For Engaging the Imagination and The Body in Place (ierg.ca/IEE)
Professional Experience: Teaching & Consulting:
Georgia Leadership Institute For School Improvement (Atlanta, Georgia)
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)
Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C., Canada)
University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
Numerous conference Presentations & Workshops in many countries
K-12 Teaching, BC College of Teachers: Social Studies 8-10, Core French 8-12, Sciences Humaines 8-10