In this workshop, we will discuss facets of creative and critical thinking and explore these two modes of thinking with improvisational exercises. Improvisation can be used as a powerful tool to stimulate creative and critical thinking, strengthen interpersonal collaboration, enhance empathy, and spark long-lasting and meaningful experiential education. The artistic exercises in this workshop will help students take ownership of their learning and experience the important skill of face-to-face active listening.
By engaging in improvisational activities, participants will experience authentic classroom collaboration that transcends academic disciplines or concentrations. All who attend this workshop should expect to leave with a strong handle on the importance of student connection and empathy in the classroom.
Facilitated by Lin Kahn (The Theatre School)
Friday, October 25 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Richardson Library, Idea Lab 2 (JTR 207) 22350 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL