2013 IERG International Conference
last modified 2013-10-30 10:09
Announcing the 8th International Conference on
Imagination and Education
“Imagination . . . is reason in its most exalted mood.” William Wordsworth, Prelude, Book IV.
Share and discover ideas, strategies, and practical materials that will inspire you to create a greater place for the imagination in your classroom.
10 th July
Pre-conference workshops: 09.00 am - 04.00 pm
11 th July - 13 th July
Wine and Cheese opening reception
7.00 pm - 10.00 pm.
Conference registration desk open: 06.00 pm - 08.00 pm
The reception begins at 07.00 pm on Wednesday July 10, and will be held in the Segal Conference Room, at SFU's Harbour Centre, with floor to ceiling windows that overlook the beautiful North Shore Mountains and historic CP Rail Station.
Cash bar available!
Entertainment by: Pianist/vocalist, Shannon Thue - www.shannonthue.com.
July 11th. 09.00 am - 10.00 am
David Jardine is a Professor in the Faculty of Education, University of Calgary. He is the co-author of several books, including two forthcoming titles from Peter Lang Publishers: Ecological Pedagogy, Buddhist Pedagogy, Hermeneutic Pedagogy: Experiments in a Curriculum for Miracles, co-authored with Jackie Seidel and On the Pedagogy of Suffering: Hermeneutic and Buddhist Meditations, co-authored with Graham McCaffrey and Christopher Gilham.
July 12th. 09.00 am - 10.00 am
After a BA in psychology from UCLA and an MA in psychology from California State University at Los Angeles, Berliner received a Ph.D in Educational Psychology from the Stanford University School of Education. He also was awarded a Doctorate of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
David Berliner has authored more than 200 articles, books and chapters in the fields of educational psychology, teacher education, and educational policy, including the best-seller The Manufactured Crisis (co-authored with B. J. Biddle) and six editions of the textbook Educational Psychology (co-authored with N. L. Gage). He also co-authored Putting Research to Work in your School with his wife, Ursula Casanova, Collateral Damage: How High-stakes Testing Corrupts American Education with S. L. Nichols, and edited the Handbook of Educational Psychology (with R. C. Calfee) and Perspectives on instructional Time (with C. Fisher).
July 13th, 09.00 am - 09.45 am
Kieran Egan is a contemporary educational philosopher in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University and a student of the classics, anthropology, cognitive psychology, and cultural history. He has written on issues in education and child development, with an emphasis on the uses of imagination and the intellectual stages that occur during a person’s intellectual development. He has questioned the work of Jean Piaget and progressive educators, notably Herbert Spencer and John Dewey.
He is currently Director of the IERG. His interests include trying to sketch a somewhat new educational scheme based in part of Vygotskian ideas, and also working out ways to help students and teachers find the regular subjects of the curriculum more imaginatively engaging. He graduated from London University with a B.A. in History, and from Cornell University with a Ph.D. in Education.
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Register deadline for Confirmed Speakers: June 30, 2013
Discount for BC teachers
* Discount valid for BC teachers only (proof of status is required).
* Discount not valid for BC teachers who are accepted as Confirmed Speakers.
* Limited amount of tickets available - Book now! Please select BC Teacher Ticket.
SALE ENDS June 30, 2013
IERG Conference 2013 Program
We would like to thank the confirmed speakers for agreeing to present at the IERG Conference 2013. We are convinced that your presence will enhance the experience of all who attend.
The full conference program is now available for download. (Please note that the conference program is subject to change).
Conference to be held at SFU's Harbour Centre
SFU's Harbour Centre at 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3
Dinner Boat Cruise
July 12th, 2013 (06.30 pm - 10.30 pm) - Boarding Time: 06.00 pm
This year's dinner boat cruise will be on the authentic paddle wheeler the MPV Constitution. In the 1800s paddle wheelers plied their wares at rough and ready towns along the west coast from California to Alaska.
Enjoy a different view of Vancouver, and a wonderful catered dinner buffet as you cruise by the panoramic vistas, large waterfront homes, privately owned islands, wildlife and more. Burrard Inlet and Indian Arm are a true photographer’s delight!
The boat is berthed at Harbour Cruises Marina - #1 North Foot of Denman Street in downtown Vancouver.
For more information about the cruise, download the promotional poster (pdf).
See a map of the location here.
Seating is limited so book now! Click to book tickets for Dinner Boat Cruise.
Delta Vancouver Suites - www.deltahotels.com
We are pleased to confirm special rates for our attendees at Delta Vancouver Suites as outlined below:
Delta Suite: SINGLE/DOUBLE $189.00/night
Deluxe Suite: SINGLE/DOUBLE $214.00/night
Signature Club Suite: SINGLE/DOUBLE $239.00/night
Callers must mention the group name “2013 IERG International Conference” to ensure they receive the appropriate rate and are included in the guest suite block.
Requests can also be made through Delta Hotels & Resorts web page at www.deltahotels.com.
We are as well pleased to confirm special rates for our attendees at the Four Seasons Hotel:
Standard room: $185 CAD/night
Preferred View King room: $215 CAD/night
Premier Corner Room: $235 CAD/night
Callers must mention the group name “8th International Conference on Imagination”.
Other conference Information
2013 Conference Coordinator: Joeri Cant
If you have any questions about the IERG 2013 International Conference please contact: jcant |at| sfu.ca
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