IERG VIDEO archive

August 8, 2007

Kieran Egan presentation to SFU Faculty of Education

Kieran Egan recently applied to renew his Canada Research Chair. Part of the process was a report to his Faculty about what he had been doing during the previous seven years holding the chair, and also outline the ideas that undergirded the IERG, formed as a result of receiving the CRC the first time around.

September 11, 2009

Learning in Depth on CBC Radio

Linda Holmes, a teacher in Langley, B.C. and a graduate of the IERG M.Ed. program, has been implementing the LiD program in her classroom. The experiment was the subject of a report on the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. National News on Friday11th. Sept. 2009.

The brief news report runs for only about 4 minutes. It includes an interview with a parent and a student, and discusses how Linda Holmes came to appreciate what initially seemed a slight crazy idea. Kieran Egan also appears in the interview, discussing one or two features of the idea very briefly.

August 23, 2006

14CFUN Radio Interview “The Pia Shandel Show”.

March 1, 2005

Education Today Interview with Kieran Egan

May 15 2001

CBC Radio Interview with Kieran Egan


TV show about Imaginative Education

The Knowledge Network’s TV program “The Leading Edge” devoted an episode to the IERG and some of its work in a regular elementary school and in a learning center for “at risk” youth. You can view the program by clicking here.


Indigenous Education Seminar

Learning and Teaching in an Indigenous World: considerations for Teacher development and Curriculum development” by Dr. Lorna Williams, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledge and Learning. March 17, 2008

This free, public, special topic seminar hosted by the Faculty of Education and IERG, will feature Dr. Lorna Williams, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Knowledge and Learning. With the help of the Canadian Council on Learning’s Minerva Lecture Series, we are very pleased to be hosting Dr. Williams at our downtown campus.

Tecnhology Performance and Emotion

“Technology, Performance and emotion an integrated dialogue of inquiry” presented by Lynn Fels, Kathryn Ricketts and Bob Pritchard. March 17, 2008.

About this session:

Is it possible to integrate technology and performance without losing the ‘heat’ of the moment? Does technology dominate or engage in a reciprocal relationship with the dancer? As UBC researcher, Bob Pritchard, says, “I want the technology to be transparent so that what remains is the humanity of the performance.”

A team of three researchers: composer and digital technology designer Bob Pritchard, dramatist Lynn Fels and dancer/choreographer Kathryn Ricketts bring their practice and inquiry into a vibrant interplay of sound, image and movement that evokes questions, startling the audience and performer alike. The focus of this seminar is to speak to and demonstrate how the spontaneity and immediacy of improvisation can enter into a performative dialogue with highly refined computer programs in ways that humanizes technology, and enlarges the performer’s metaphorical and physical presence.

Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

“Documenting Diversity: A portrait of a collaborative teacher education initiative” presented by Graeme Chalmers and Hartej Gill. February 4, 2008

About this session:

Created with the visionary leadership of Dr. Graeme Chalmers, the “Diversity” cohort is the first two-year elementary level cohort in Western Canada that is fully dedicated, (in terms of course content, methodology, and practicum requirements), to diversity, multi/transculturalisms, inclusion, anti-racism/anti-oppression and social justice. Following a BC Ministry of Education (2001) document, Diversity in B.C. Schools stating: “Our expectations for schools are high…. We turn to schools to help us enshrine language rights, to preserve diverse cultural heritages, to promote social equality and social justice.” This program was designed to make a public statement, from both the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the collaborating Vancouver School Board (VSB) about the importance of these issues to students, educators, and the community. In focusing on issues of diversity and social justice, preservice-teachers engaged with areas of social inequality and inclusion. This presentation will provide an overview of the Diversity Cohort of 2003-2005 including some highlights in terms of changes in attitudes, commitment, activism and resistance among pre-service teachers, school advisors, administrators, school district personnel, and university level educational leaders.