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IERG ProD Conference – October 23, 2015

Improving Education for All – Imaginative Engagement in Learning

KB Woodward Elementary School, 13130 106 Ave, Surrey, BC

This ProD conference on imagination in education:

  • Showed why the imagination should be considered one of the main work-horses of learning
  • Highlighted the specic features of students’ imaginative lives that teachers should consider
  • Supported teachers in developing imaginative lessons through demonstrations of imaginative practice
  • Demonstrated how to engage students’ and teachers’ imaginations in a variety of environments
  • Described how the following imaginative programs work: Learning in Depth & Imaginative Ecological Education

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10th International Conference on Imagination and Education, July 2-4, 2015


Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada

Keynote Speakers:

Bob & Sheri Dunton

Annabella Cant

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Conference webpage 2015

Dear participants of the 10th IERG International Conference 2014,

On behalf of the IERG and all its members we would like to thank you once more for your contribution to the success of our conference.

Thank you to the speakers that presented their work, to the delegates that attended the sessions, to the sponsors for their support and, last but definitely not least, a big thank you to the volunteers that helped out throughout the whole event, with enthusiasm. The IERG conference would not have been the same without each one of you.

We trust that you found your involvement in the IERG conference both valuable and rewarding.

We very much hope that you will keep good memories of our conference and that we will see you again next year.

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9th International Conference on Imagination and Education, July 2-4, 2014

The great workhorse of learning

Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada

Keynote Speakers:

Prof. John Willinsky

Prof. Kieran Egan

Dr. Gillian Judson

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ProD – IERG Professional Development, October 24, 2014

Meeting of the Minds

KBWoodward Elementary School (Surrey)

  • Introductory Talk by Dr. Kieran Egan (The History of Imagination & the “State of [IERG] Union”)
  • Interactive/IE-Inspired Networking Activities
  • Practical Work on IE
  • Discussion of Issues: What does evaluation/assessment look like in the IE classroom/school? &/or What are the challenges to implementing IE in more schools? to introducing it to more teachers?
  • Final discussion: Strategies for expanding the IE network.


‘I wanted to thank you for allowing me to be part of the presentation on Imaginative Education Research Group. The whole idea is incredibly exciting and fits in very well with my personal educational philosophy.’

‘In all honestly, rarely do professional development day activities have a lasting resonance as this one had on me.’

‘It is too bad I have already done my Master’s, otherwise I would be jumping right on this one.’


ProD Conference, October 25, 2013

Innovative Educational Practices – Imagination at Work

JAMES PARK ELEMENTARY 1761 Westminster Ave, Port Coquitlam, Canada

Keynote Speakers:

Mark Fettes

Michael W. Derby

Laura Piersol


8th International Conference on Imagination and Education, July 10-13, 2013

Imagination and Learning:
Engaging the minds of students in the curriculum

Harbour Centre, Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada

Keynote Speakers:

David Jardine

David Berliner

2012 IERG  ProD Conference

Engaging Imagination: Hearts, Minds & Learning

Friday. October 19, 2012

Westwood Elementary
610 Hastings Street,
Port Coquitlam, BC,
V3B 4N6

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Kieran Egan

2008 IERG International Conference

2008 IERG International Conference – Australia

2007 IERG International Conference

2006 IERG International Conference

2005 IERG International Conference

3rd International: Engaging the Imagination in Teaching & Learning

Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites @ Stanley Park
1763 Comox Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6G 1P6

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Maxine Greene

2004 IERG International Conference

2003 IERG International Conference

2009 IERG International Conference

7th International Conference on Imagination and Education

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

July 15 – 18, 2009
Vancouver, Canada
SFU Harbour Centre (Downtown Campus)

Keynote Speaker: