Kieran Egan is a professor in the faculty of education, Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is the author of The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding (University of Chicago Press) and Learning in Depth: A Simple Innovation That Can Transform Schooling (University of Chicago Press), as well as a contributor to the LiD website (ierg.ca/LID/). He is also the main author of Whole School Projects: Engaging Imaginations Through Interdisciplinary Inquiry (Teachers College Press). Egan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the AERA, and a foreign associate member of the (U.S.) National Education Association. He was one of the first winners of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Education.