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ERIC Number: EJ1092145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Implementing Participatory, Constructivist Learning Experiences through Best Practices in Live Interactive Performance
Kenny, Robert F.; Wirth, Jeffery
Journal of Effective Teaching, v9 n1 p34-47 2009
Research has shown that quality teacher-student interactions far outweigh all other considerations to produce positive learning outcomes. Although this may be inherently obvious, few teacher preparation programs dedicate much time to training teachers how to create positive interactive, constructivist learning environments. Much can be learned about how to develop participatory learning skills in their students from a review of the best practices utilized by live interactive performers whose ultimate success is determined by the quality of the interactions with their audiences. The techniques described in this article represent a recollection over a ten-year period of the techniques and tactics utilized by interactive performers and an analysis of these strategies by a researcher trained in instructional design.
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Language: English
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