Imaginative Inquiry Course: Los Angeles


Join us for an adventure in Imaginative Inquiry this summer!

Imaginative Inquiry is a pedagogy that enrolls students as a team of experts who encounter complex, real-world problems in an imaginary context. As part of the Progressive Education Network's Independent Workshop Series and in collaboration with Walden School, the Institute for Imaginative Inquiry will conduct a four-day training this summer.

Experience the arc of a year-long social studies curriculum in which students become a team of archaeologists working to solve a mystery that runs through the heart of Los Angeles: How did the Los Angeles river change from a free-flowing river 500 years ago to a concrete channel today?

On this crucial mission, students learn from the past and explore the lives of the indigenous Tongva inhabitants of Los Angeles, as well as the colonists who subsequently arrived. Guided by inquiry and fueled by research, students are immersed in authentic, place-based learning as they explore changes over time and use their knowledge of the past to create a better future for their river, their city, and all its living inhabitants.

During the week we will explore this, and other examples of Imaginative Inquiry units for grades K-6. Participants will experience how Imaginative Inquiry engages not only students’ intellectual capacities, but also their physical, social, and emotional selves – igniting the social imagination through which students practice becoming agents of change in our world.

Workshop hours: 8:30- 4:00 pm
Registration is limited to 25 participants!
**Early Bird Registration closes May 1.**

Course Tutors: Institute for Imaginative Inquiry



Date & Time
Monday 1 August 2022 12:00am
Thursday 4 August 2022 12:00am

Walden School, 74 South San Gabriel Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91107

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