Welcome to the IERG ProD Conference on Imagination in Education

This ProD conference on imagination in education will:

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

Program at a glance

08.00 – 08.30Sign-in
08.30 – 08.50Introduction & Announcements
08.50 – 09.30Keynote – Prof. Kieran Egan
09.30 – 09.45Coffee break
09.45 – 11.00Sessions

– Primary/Early Elementary Examples
– Intermediate/Middle School Examples
– Secondary ENGLISH/ESL
– Secondary SCIENCE/MATH
– Secondary/Intermediate SOCIAL STUDIES/Media Education
– Newbies session on Imaginative Education
– Session on Learning in Depth (LiD)

11.00 – 11.15Coffee break
11.15 – 12.00Imaginative Education sessions

– ALL participants EXPERIENCING IE

12.00 – 12.30Lunch
12.30 – 13.45Workshop sessions
13.45 – 14.00Afternoon break
14.00 – 14.30Roundtables & final announcements



The Heart of Learning
The IERG at SFU will
highlight some of the
features of its work
that have proven very
successful in engaging
students’ imaginations
in learning, and
teachers’ imagination
in teaching.


KB Woodward Elementary School

13130 106 Ave, Surrey, BC
8.30 am – 2.30 pm

By skytrain

Directions 5-10 min walk: Get off at Gateway or Surrey Central Skytrain Station. Head WEST on 104 Avenue. At 132 Street head NORTH. Turn and head WEST on 106 Avenue. Voila. You are there.”

Feedback ProD 2014

‘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.’