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Friday, October 14 • 10:30am - 11:10am
6b) Laughter & Learning: Create, Collaborate, Communicate Using Improvisation in the Classroom

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Improvisation promotes joy, encourages swift critical thinking, heightens creativity, collaboration, communication, listening, risk-taking, mindfulness, while also helping to vitalize students in your classroom and relax barriers. Working across disciplines, this session looks at how improvisation can be used in the college classroom as a highly interactive teaching tool used to engage, inspire, and shape student learning. Participants will sample these highly interactive tools via game play, demonstrating their effectiveness, with reflections and discussions on their potential use in a variety of classroom scenarios immediately following.
1. Know how to introduce improvisation techniques into their lesson plan regardless of topic.
2. Have the opportunity to participate and sample improvisation games for application in the classroom.
3. Understand how improvisation provides a way to shape student learning.


Stephanie Dean

University of Michigan-Flint

William Irwin

University of Michigan-Flint

Friday October 14, 2022 10:30am - 11:10am EDT
Torch (downstairs)
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