Imagination's Role in Ecological Education
last modified 2012-03-07 12:49
There are currently two research initiatives connecting Imaginative Education and ecological education. One initiative grows from the work of Gillian Judson, as initially described in her book A New Approach to Ecological Education. Imaginative Ecological Education, or IEE, is a cognitive-tools approach to teaching designed for all educators interested in making their practice more imaginative and ecological.
A second initiative involves a whole new conception of what education could look like if one were to take ecological ideas seriously. It is funded in part by a $1-million grant from the Community-University Research Alliance of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The project aims to create, from the ground up, an educational program that is place-based, imaginative and ecological.
Click here to learn more about this initiative.