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).
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:
Smithsonian Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Bank Street College of Education (New York, New York, USA)
University Gabriel Minstrel (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