Mark Fettes is an Associate Professor in the SFU Faculty of Education. Beginning with work on the revitalization of indigenous languages, his academic work has focused on understanding the role of imagination in learning, teaching, and schooling. As SFU he has worked with teachers at all levels of the formal education system, with a focus on helping them find more imaginative and engaging ways of teaching the mainstream curriculum. He has also been involved in several community-based research projects focused on school district-First Nation partnerships and decolonizing place-based education. The theoretical side of his work explores the relationships between experience, language, imagination and community.