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Lesser, Lawrence; An, Song; Tillman, Daniel – To Improve the Academy, 2016
Song has been used by faculty of many disciplines in their classrooms and, to a lesser extent, by educational developers in workshops. This paper shares and discusses a new song (about an instructor's evolving openness to alternatives to lecture-only teaching) and its novel use to open an educational development workshop. Self-reported participant…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Singing, Teacher Workshops, Participant Satisfaction
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Armstrong, Sara; Braunschneider, Theresa – To Improve the Academy, 2016
This article focuses on the use of theatre as a mode of creative scholarship, from the research involved in sketch creation to the presentation of that research to academic audiences. We particularly focus on a specific sketch developed by the CRLT Players--one that explores the consequences of subtle discrimination faced by women scientists in…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Creative Activities, Theater Arts, Educational Research
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Rossing, Jonathan P.; Hoffmann-Longtin, Krista – To Improve the Academy, 2016
Improvisational theater training (or "improv") is a strategy employed by many business leaders and educators to cultivate creativity and collaboration amid change. Drawing on improv principles such as "Yes, And…" and "Make your scene partners look good," we explore the ways in which educational developers might apply…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creativity, Educational Development, Higher Education