Using Imagination as Teaching Tool to Increase In-service Teachers Engagement in Action Research to Improve Aspects of Teaching Practice

By Po Lin Chan.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

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The present study looks at idea of applying the concept of imagination to teach a group of part-time, in-service teachers to design action research questions. The results shows that imagination is an effective teaching tool for learners to visualize their thinking. Imagination is also an attitude of life. It can empower learners to take risks in the process of learning. From this research, we found that participants had the potential to imagine, and the participants who experienced the power of imagination could design their action research, though the results were not entirely successful. We believe that this is the starting point and by doing so, we need to treat imagination education seriously in order not to conceal this human power.

Keywords: Imagination, Visualize, Thinking

International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 479.771KB).

Dr. Po Lin Chan

Senior Teaching Fellow, Early Childhood Education, HKIED, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Dr. Chan works at the Department of Early Childhood Education, HKIED, as a teaching fellow.