Improvised lessons: collaborative discussion in the constructivist classroom

  title={Improvised lessons: collaborative discussion in the constructivist classroom},
  author={R. Keith Sawyer *},
  journal={Teaching Education},
  pages={189 - 201}
Effective classroom discussion is improvisational, because its effectiveness derives from the fact that it is not scripted. Instead, the flow of the class is unpredictable, and emerges from the actions of both teachers and students. In this article, I apply principles from training classes for improvisational actors to provide practical suggestions for teachers. To identify the improvisation community's own views on creative collaboration, I draw on recent observations of rehearsals… 

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