Inciting Imagination EDU
with Stephen Hurley
Economist Milton Friedman once wrote, "Only a crisis - actual or perceived - produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around." This series of conversations is based on the belief that, if we're going to have good ideas lying around, we need to nurture—even INCITE—imagination. Join us as we explore with scholars, journalists, educators and policy thinkers about what it means to focus on imagination—in its many different forms and iterations!

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Autonomy Oriented Education ft. Dr. Aharon Aviram

Dr. Aharon (Roni) Aviram is a philosopher of education and education futurist at Ben Gurion University in Israel.

We gather today around his thinking about education change and, in particular, the idea of replacing the rather anachronistic…

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From What Is to What if ft. Rob Hopkins

Rob Hopkins is a climate activist, community organizer and, most recently, the author of “From What Is to What If: Unleashing the Power of Imagination to Create the Future We Want”.

In this conversation, we talk about his own journey into thinking…

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The Art of the Possible – Nurturing A Political Imagination ft. Steve Paikin and John Challinor

We often speak of imagination as something personal and difficult to see. In this conversation with Steve Paikin and John Challinor, however, we explore the idea of a political imagination: how to talk about it, where we’ve seen it in the past, and…

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A Prophetic Imagination ft. Dr. Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann is one of the most prolific and beloved Bible interpreters of our time. He is the author of over one hundred books and numerous scholarly articles and has the unique ability to bring that scholarship to those outside the academy….

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Host

Stephen Hurley

Chief Catalyst voicEd Radio Canada

Stephen Hurley has spent nearly 40 years as an educator. He has experience as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, a teacher educator and a policy observer. As the founder and chief catalyst at voicEd Radio, Hurley is passionate about nurturing stronger relationships between education research, practice and policy.