7th International Conference on Imagination and Education
July 15-18, 2009
Coast Hotel, English Bay
During the past decade engaging and developing the imagination has come to the forefront as essential to building more educated, just, and sustainable societies. This 7th International Conference on Imagination and Education continues to build on growing interest around the world in the role of imagination in teaching and learning not only in schools, but also in a wide variety of educational settings that include museums, outdoor and experiential venues, and new media applications such as on-line games and social networks.
This year, the IERG at Simon Fraser University 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 from our local and international community that includes but is not limited to:
* Teacher Education
* Museum Education
* Ecological Education
* Arts-Based Education
* Science Education
* Technology and Media Studies
* Oral Language Education.
A two-day pre-conference workshop organized and presented by IERG will provide a comprehensive overview of imaginative education theory and practice, aimed at building participants' expertise in using and teaching Imaginative Education.
Keynote: Eleanor Duckworth, Harvard University. (Author of The Having of Wonderful Ideas, Tell Me More: Listening to Learners Explain, etc.)
Program Committee: Kieran Egan, Mark Fettes, Sean Blenkinsop
This year the conference returns to its English Bay setting and participants will be able to enjoy Vancouver's superb setting, our usual outstanding guest speakers, the very popular dinner cruise up Indian Arm fjord, performers, good food, and plentiful opportunities for networking with colleagues from over 20 countries.
Full details of submission requirements and other conference information will be available shortly on our Web site: www.ierg.net