Introduction: Reimagining Imagination

Bland, Derek (2016) Introduction: Reimagining Imagination. In Bland, Derek (Ed.) Imagination for Inclusion: Diverse Contexts of Educational Practice. Routledge, New York, NY, pp. 1-12.

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In this opening chapter, the author outlines his four part theory of imagination in the context of inclusive education. Drawing from such educators as Robinson, Zhao, and Greene, the chapter explores the need for imagination to be a key aspect of all levels of education in learning environments that are becoming increasingly constrained by neo-liberal policies of accountability and standardised testing. An action research project, in which disaffected secondary school students participated as key researchers, is outlined as it was in working with these young people that it became clear that imagination was the fundamental element that re-engaged them with mainstream education.

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ID Code: 99534
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Imagination theory
ISBN: 9781138915985
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Derek Bland
Deposited On: 26 Sep 2016 00:01
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 22:53

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