Imaginative Education in action in museums and heritage settings

When interpreting heritage, how do museums unlock the power of visitors’ imaginations to inspire meaningful and enjoyable learning? The theory and practice of Imaginative Education (IE) was developed by educational philosopher Kieran Egan, originally for use in schools, but is equally applicable to museum and heritage settings. Think of the Possible is is a new guide and framework which translates IE into a museum and heritage context; it aims to provide a flexible methodology to support the design of imaginatively and emotionally engaging learning experiences - from led sessions and self-guided activities to displays and exhibitions.

Created in association with CIRCE, Centre for Imagination in Research, Culture and Education.