Author of The Future of Education lectures at TCU on March 9 & 10

September 9, 2009

Author of The Future of Education lectures at TCU on March 9 & 10, 2010

Dr. Kieran Egan, author of The Future of Education, will give two public lectures as the TCU College of Education’s Green Honors Chair. His first lecture, “Developing Minds and Imaginations,” will be Monday, March 9, 7–9 p.m. The second lecture on “Learning in Depth: A Simple Innovation That Can Transform Schooling” will be Tuesday, March 10, 7–9 p.m. in the same location. The event is open and free to attend; both lectures will be held in Palko Hall, located on TCU’s campus at 3000 Bellaire Drive N.

Kieran Egan is a professor of education at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, as well as founder and director of the Imaginative Education Research Group ( He has authored and edited over 20 books, many of which have been translated into European and Asian languages. In 1991, he won the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education for his book, Primary Understanding: Education in Early Childhood.

“Kieran Egan is one of the most original ‘big picture’ thinkers in education. I always read what he writes. In his latest book, Egan critiques both traditional and progressive education and puts forth his own provocative ideas on how change might be implemented,” says Howard Gardner, Harvard University, author of Five Minds for the Future and Multiple Intelligences.

Born in Clonmel, Ireland, Dr. Egan was raised and educated in England. He graduated from London University with a B.A. in history, from Cornell University with a Ph.D. in education and earned a Ph.D. from Stanford University. In 1993, he was elected to the Royal Society of Canada. He is a foreign associate member of the National Academy of Education and holds a Canada Research Chair in Education.

For more information on the College of Education, visit For more information regarding Dr. Egan’s lectures, contact 817-257-7660.