The Imaginative Education Research Group presents
The Imaginative Education Research Group presents

News & Updates - November 2014

IERG News & Updates is our way to keep you informed about activities of the IERG, examples of Imaginative Education in action, interviews with practitioners, as well as short pieces giving in-depth insights into various aspects and programs of the Imaginative Education Research Group.

We welcome your feedback, and as always, please feel free to share this with your colleagues and students, so that everyone can stay connected.


  • CALL FOR PAPERS: 10th International Conference on Imagination and Education, 2-4 July 2015

  • Focus on IE educator: Ross Powell

  • Focus on IERG Board Member: Associate Director Sheri Dunton



This year, the IERG again invites researchers, educators, practitioners, students, and policymakers to join us in continuing to shift the paradigms of theory and practice in education. We welcome proposals on a diverse range of research and practice concerning uses of the imagination in educating. We welcome a variety of forms of theoretical or practical presentation, including papers, hands-on activities, and other formats that might suit your contribution.

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Ross Powel

Focus on IE educator: Ross Powell

I currently have the best teaching role in the world: I’m working with a fabulous IE colleague as a Faculty Associate, team-teaching the IE Cohort of pre-service teachers going through the Simon Fraser University Professional Development Program (PDP). Fabulous colleague Kelly Robinson and I are in our second year as FA’s leading the IE cohort.

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Focus on IERG Board Member: Associate Director Sheri Dunton

1. What milestones have shaped your educational interests?
Several years into my teaching career my interests were trending toward alternatives to standard educational methods and curriculum which left far too many students unaffected by their school experiences. I worked in alternative education, administration and special education at all ages.

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IERG Lesson and Unit Plans

More newly designed (and FREE) lesson and unit plans to download!

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