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19th Annual Shiro Amioka Lecture: Imagination in Teaching and Learning

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Valere McFarland, 808/956-7901
College of Education
Posted: Jun 17, 2004

HONOLULU—The University of Hawaiʻi College of Education and Outreach College are co-sponsoring the 19th annual Shiro Amioka Lecture: Imagination in Teaching and Learning by Dr. Kieran Egan, a professor from Simon Fraser University in Canada, on Wednesday, June 23 at 7 p.m. in the Yukiyoshi Room located in Krauss Hall on the UH Manoa campus. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.

Egan has devoted much of his career to studying how the engagement of imagination is a key to successful teaching. He will describe an approach to imaginative teaching and learning that can be made accessible to all. The approach is unique in two important ways—it provides a new way of understanding how students‘ imaginations work in learning, and it does so in a way that suggests specific teaching techniques.

Egan will share features of students‘ imaginations and give examples of the techniques developed by the Imaginative Education Research Group (IERG) at Simon Fraser University, which he leads.

For more information, please contact Valere McFarland at or (808) 956-7901.