Empathy

Through imagination we can put ourselves into the minds of others, imagining things from their perspective and considering how our actions may impact upon them. We can do this not just with those around us but can imagine ourselves into the past and the future and to the other side of the world. Technology is…

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Words From Jacqueline Wilson – Happy World Book Day!

Happy World Book Day to all our Imagination Matters readers. On this day of celebration for the wonderful worlds, characters and plots that have burst into the world from the imaginations of authors throughout the ages, what better person to hear from but Dame Jacqueline Wilson, award-winning author and former Children’s Laureate (and someone who…

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Auschwitz Survivor Eva Schloss Recorded In Virtual Reality

We came across a video on the BBC website, documenting how Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss’s story has been preserved through virtual reality. This is a fascinating example of how human memories can be documented and accessed using new technologies and how these technologies can better help generations to come to empathise with and understand important experiences…

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Imagining Imagination

In this article written exclusively for Imagination Matters, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, M.D, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and the founding co-director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, takes a fascinating exploration into the mind’s creative power and how we can imagine imagination itself. Can you imagine a life without imagination?  If…

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“Is there another way to go?” Ethical imagination in an age of rapid change

Dr Connie K. Chung, EdD, founder and Executive Director of Living Well ckc and former Associate Director for the Global Education Innovation Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, writes about the importance of ethical imagination and offers her thoughts on what benefits exercising it might have in a rapidly changing world. Thank you…

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"If I were a Good Fairy at Sleeping Beauty's christening I'd bestow on her a vivid imagination. I think it's so important to nurture every child's imagination. It increases their empathy and emotional understanding, is vital for their creativity and staves off boredom!"
Dame Jaqueline Wilson

The Power of Outrospection

A strong message from Roman Krznaric for those that haven’t had the pleasure of seeing it on ‘The Power of Outrospection’. We need to imagine our lives in someone elses shoes in order to live a full life. Through imagining how someone else lives their lives, society can be transformed and become more empathetic to…

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