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Imagining Educational Transformation

By Lori Driussi, independent education consultant and Faculty Associate at Simon Fraser University This blog is an extension of Episode 7 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast. Imagination is a way of being, a door opener, an invitation for all to enter and contribute to the world we seek but have not yet realized. One might … Read more

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Supporting Imaginative Activism through Educated Discourse Communities

By Michael Dé Danann Datura, principal of Cortes Island School  This blog is an extension of Episode 5 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast. As an “academic” it can be frustrating to have every lecture or big idea followed up by questions of: “…but what do we do now? …what are the practical implications? …how and … Read more

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Imagining New Possibilities in Education through Storytelling and Authentic Listening

By Moraima Machado, San Lorenzo Unified School District and Myra Quadros Meis, San Francisco Unified School District   This blog is an extension of Episode 4 of the Cultivating Imagination podcast. The practice of imagination encompasses giving voice to the voiceless, moving left when others are moving right, building brave spaces, and engaging in authentic dialogue with … Read more

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Knowing and the Imagination in Uncertain Times

By Sean Blenkinsop,  Professor in the faculty of education at Simon Fraser University Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to be part of a dialogue with Andy Hargreaves where we explored ideas connected to educational leadership and the imagination.  And, thanks to all present, it was an interesting and engaging hour though we might have … Read more

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Curiosity, Imagination, Creativity and Action

A new approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion By Andy Hargreaves, Visiting Professor at the University of Ottawa and Research Professor at Boston College. Note: This blog is an extension of the Cultivating Imagination podcast Episode 2: Shared Spaces, Multiple Voices- Imagining Inclusive and Sustainable Educational Ecosystems with Sean Blenkinsop and Andy Hargreaves  A few … Read more

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Imagination is…

by Vidya Shah, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education, York University Is imagination an end in and of itself? Is it a means to an end or perhaps various ends? I often think about the importance of imagination as resistance to the status quo and to power structures that enable and normalize grave injustices … Read more

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