This is going to shake things up!

Cool Australia has partnered with the team at AIME and IMAGI-NATION{TV} to re-imagine learning. 

IMAGI-NATION{TV} has gathered the world’s most fascinating motivators, producers, educators and authors to imagine tomorrow. This series of lessons pulls together interviews, conversations and activities to stretch youngsters beyond the everyday and design an exciting new world.

Find all the IMAGI-NATION{TV} episodes on AIME’s YouTube channel.




It’s a daily TV show broadcast live on YouTube and it’s a gift for teachers, parents and kids to help make sense of today and imagine tomorrow. Due to school closures early in 2020 because of COVID-19, AIME mentors were no longer able to run their usual programs. In response, AIME created IMAGI-NATION{TV} & the IMAGI-NATION{CLASSROOM} experience to put a mentor in the home every day during the tough times of COVID-19 and beyond.

Content is suitable for primary and secondary students and we are developing lessons from Year 3 through to Year 10. It’s more fun when you watch live and kids can interact in real-time, but we get that sometimes this can be a challenge. So episodes can easily be streamed from YouTube to fit in with your schedule or class times.

These values are embedded throughout the IMAGI-NATION{TV} episodes and lessons, challenging you and your students to step up be your best selves:

  • No shame
  • Know yourself
  • Brave goals
  • Rebelliousness
  • Kindness
  • Hope
  • Imagination
  • Failure
  • Flip the script
  • Initiative
  • Freedom
  • Out of the comfort zone
  • Trust
  • Forgiveness
  • Hardwork / discipline
  • Mentors not saviours
  • Change
  • The gift of time
  • Empathy
  • Yes and…
  • Listening
  • Asking questions

How are you learning?

Browse lessons based on your learning environment. Are kids in the classroom or learning independently? 


Teacher Guided
Years 3 to 10

Years 3 to 10

Browse Our Digital Library
Years 3 to 10


These lessons are best guided by a teacher and completed in a group environment. Support your students to see the world from different angles.

These lessons are great for kids to do on their own or from home. They provide opportunities for them to connect with peers and family as well.

This digital library contains videos, factsheets and articles about AIME and IMAGI-NATION{TV}. Watch some shorts from IMAGI-NATION{TV} and get involved in some hands-on activities.


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What’s your focus?

Browse lessons based on focus. Do you want kids to explore their inner landscape, the world outside themselves or enjoy getting creative and taking risks?


Looking Inward
Years 3 to 10

Looking Outward
Years 3 to 10

Having Fun
Years 3 to 10


This unit asks students to focus inward, thinking about who they are and who they want to be. Thoughts and feelings are explored through reflective activities.

This unit asks students to focus outward, thinking critically and openly about the world they live in and what they can do it make it better. They learn that what happened in the past doesn’t have to define the future and there are always opportunities for growth.

This unit challenges students to learn by experimenting. Using their creative brains, they try new things and build their skills. Best of all, students learn to become comfortable with failure and develop grit by stretching their limits.


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More about our partners:

IMAGI-NATION{TV} was created as a response to COVID-19 school closures around the globe but is continuing to hold relevance in the teaching community beyond the pandemic. The daily TV show is broadcast live on the Internet, and it’s a gift for teachers, parents and kids to help make sense of today and imagine tomorrow.

The team at IMAGI-NATION{TV} developed this program to address the problem of how to mentor kids during the school closures. Building on the mentoring program established by Jack Manning Bancroft and the AIME mentoring team, they found a very creative solution. We hope their creativity might inspire you!

AIME is an Imagination Factory that since 2005 has been creating pop-up Imagination Factories on university campuses to unlock the internal narrative and the potential of marginalised kids. In Australia 20,000+ Indigenous youth have experienced AIME’s Imagination Factory, helping to solve one of Australia’s most complex social challenges – Indigenous inequality.

AIME designed a transferrable solution that can work across cultures and borders, in the process building the largest volunteering movement of university students in Australian history. Having scaled and proven the model of mentoring in Australia, AIME has now expanded into 6 countries and has launched IMAGI-NATION{TV} direct to homes.



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