Innovative Teaching at Penn State (ITAP) Brown Bag Lunch Series: How Improv Theatre Can Improve Your Classroom
Presented by James Tierney, Lecturer in Economics
Wednesday, 3/13/2019, 12:20 - 1:10 p.m.
Mann Assembly Room, Paterno Library and via Zoom

Improvisational theatre (improv) is a form of theatre that requires actors to compose and perform without previous preparation. By its nature, improv encourages creativity, spontaneity and synthesis. Participants in an improv workshop need to think on their feet, take risks, be open, work as a team, and solve problems. All of these skills can be useful to both professors and students of all disciplines. The presenter of this workshop will introduce the benefits of improv to the audience members by conducting 3-4 different improv exercises that are intended to benefit both instructors and students. The workshop will also include motivation for this project and reflection.

Box lunches will be provided for registered attendees.

For those unable to attend in person, the talk will be available via zoom at: