Our powerful and precious imaginations need to be noticed, educated and developed.
The ability to imagine is not a specialised gift or talent but a muscle that can be strengthened and developed.
But an our imagination be educated?
Sure, we do it all the time: with living pictures, different perspectives, TOTAL - LIVING PICTURES - AIR DRAWING - VISUALISATION - STORYTELLING - THINKING INTO OTHERNESS and plain old experience.
Theses imaginative strategies offer new pathways for thinking about sustainability and our own capacity to truly understand something, where it is information or our own belonging.
Green School, Bali
Australian Organic Schools
Port Fairy Consolidated Primary School
Ceres Environment Park
Victorian Association of Environmental Education
Be the Change
Awakening the Dreamer
Waste Reduction Group
Portland Sustainability Group
The Nature of Imagination in Education for Sustainability, PhD thesis, 2014.
Sustainability Victoria: 5 Star Sustainable School accreditation
Landscape and Imagination: ways of seeing in Education for Sustainability, Paris, 2013.
Eingana: 'Going deeply in Education for Sustainability', Dec, 2012
Dr Sally Jensen
PhD, Deakin University, 2015