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#getoutside:Resources for Cross-Curricular, Place-Based Learning – Gillian Judson

#getoutside:Resources for Cross-Curricular, Place-Based Learning – Gillian Judson

Schoolyards/playgrounds tend to be underused resources for learning. This interactive workshop looks at ways to support meaningful, cross-curricular learning in your schoolyard and/or local community. By combining imagination, bodily engagement, and Place-based education practices, the Walking Curriculum opens up many opportunities for
learner engagement—all sparked by different Place-focused explorations.

Workshop Time: Friday Morning

Group that this workshop is best suited for: K-12 Educators

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Gillian Judson is a member of the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in B.C., Canada, one of the directors of the Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG), and coordinator of the Imaginative Ecological Education
(IEE) program.  Her research and teaching is primarily concerned with the role of imagination in all learning. As an educational consultant she explores a range of topics including imaginative and ecological teaching practices, educational program design, educational change, educational leadership, and Museum Education. She writes books/chapters/articles/posts that focus on the imagination,
Imaginative Education (IE), Imaginative Ecological Education (IEE), creativity, and wonder. Her latest books are entitled Imagination and the Engaged Learner:Cognitive Tools for the Classroom. (Egan, K. & Judson, G. New York: Teachers’ College Press; 2016) and Engaging Imagination in Ecological Education: Practical Strategies For Teaching (Pacific Educational Press, 2015). She is a featured columnist for The
Creativity Post and BAM Radio Network. Info on her recent projects can be found on her personal webpage (
Connect with Gillian on Twitter @perfinker or subscribe to her blog (imaginED education that inspires ( She can also be found on
Linkedin, Google+, or Facebook


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