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What is Imaginative Education (IE)?

Our approach to engineering education is based on a learning theory called Imaginative Education (IE), developed by researcher Kieran Egan.  IE frames concepts in developmentally appropriate narrative and imaginative elements to engage emotionally engage students and give them a reason to care about what they're learning.  Topics or subjects that may not be initially appealing or engaging to learners become relevant and important when framed with IE cognitive tools.  It also makes teaching more fun for educators!

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How is Through My Window’s approach to engineering education well-suited to after school?

The after school learning environment provides opportunities for imaginative, idea-centered learning.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1223868 and 1223460.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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