Dr. Gillian Judson is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. She teaches within Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Her research examines the role of imagination in leadership, imagination’s role in learning (K-post-secondary), imaginative and ecological teaching practices (PreK through post-secondary), and imaginative assessment in the post-secondary context. Her recent book publications include A Walking Curriculum: Evoking Wonder & Developing Sense of Place K-12 (2018), Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education: Practical Strategies For Teaching (2015), and Imagination and the Engaged Learner: Cognitive Tools for the Classroom (Egan & Judson; 2015).
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE & RESEARCH
The Imagination’s Role in Teaching & Learning (PreK-Higher Education)
The Imagination’s Role in Educational Leadership
The Power of Story: Increasing Engagement & Effectiveness with Cognitive Tools
Imaginative Education (circesfu.ca): A Cognitive Tools Approach to Teaching (PreK-Higher Education)
Imaginative Ecological Education/Imagination’s Role in Place-Based Education (ierg.ca/IEE)
Pedagogy for Place-Making & Activeness: Engaging The Body in Local Natural/Cultural Contexts
Inquiry-Based Learning: The Learning in Depth Program
Program Design & OnLine Learning
>140 conference presentations/workshops worldwide
Georgia Leadership Institute For School Improvement (Atlanta, Georgia)
Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education (CIRCE), Executive Director (B.C., Canada)
Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University (B.C., Canada)
Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University (B.C., Canada)
Smithsonian Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Yorkville University (Fredericton, N.B., Canada)
Bank Street College of Education (New York, New York, USA)
University Gabriel Minstrel & University Finis Terrae (Santiago, Chile)
University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C., Canada)
K-12 Teaching, BC College of Teachers: Social Studies 8-10, Core French 8-12, Sciences Humaines 8-10
UPCOMING TALKS & WORKSHOPS
Island Discovery Learning Community, Powell River School District, September 2, 2021. Workshop: Imaginative Ecological Education: Developing Sense of Place & Ecological Understanding with Elementary Students.
International Teacher Education for Primary Schools (ITEps) / International Teacher Education for Secondary Schools (ITEss) Conference on Imagination in Education, October 4, 2021. Keynote: Emotion Matters: Engaging Imagination in Higher Education with Cognitive Tools.
Engaging imagination in ecological education: Practical strategies for teaching.
Judson, G. (2015)
Wonder-Full education: The centrality of wonder in teaching and learning across the curriculum.
Cant, A., Egan, K. & Judson, G. (Eds.) (2013)
A New approach to ecological education: Engaging students’ imaginations in their world.
Judson, G. (2010).
Whole School Projects: Engaging imaginations through interdisciplinary inquiry.
Egan, K. (With Dunton, B. & Judson, G.) (2014).
Teaching 360°: Effective learning through the imagination.
Judson, G. (Ed.) (2008).
WHAT IS IMAGINATIVE EDUCATION?
*By artist Corrina Keeling (lovelettersforeverybody.ca)