In innovation and strategy, we often talk about experience design. In technology and marketing, we often talk about interaction design. In learning and development, we often talk about instructional design.
Over the seven years I've been teaching English in traditional classrooms, I have often felt restricted and limited by the approaches I could take to deliver materials. I was limited by my own understanding of what learning was and how it was conducted. In attempting to make education more enjoyable for my students, I would incorporate creativity, but students kept focusing on the assessments and not allowing themselves to be lost in the fun and creativity.
Using improvisational theater techniques in the classroom can assist in building acceptance and inclusion for all. Improv, as it is commonly known, is unscripted theater that focuses on active listening and collaboration. The hit UK and US comedy series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” has shown the world how improv is and can be used for entertainment - and many of the same principles easily transfer over to more professional settings.
We take inspiration from concepts like learning through play, gamification, inquiry-based learning and design thinking to foster a lifelong love of learning, develop real-world and academic skills, and cultivate mastery. Our curriculum is aligned with international academic standards, and our skills focus is founded on the 6Cs of 21st-century skills: Creativity, Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Citizenship, and Character.