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Friday, October 4 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm
A Comparison of Goal-Directed Interactions in Improv Performance and Collaborative Problem-Solving

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Improv performance and collaborative problem-solving (CPS) are both dependent on successful collaboration, but the goals are different, yet interactions between individuals and contexts are similar. By using conversation analysis techniques, we strived to highlight similarities between improv performance and CPS by examining the co-occurence of improv rules, shared mental models, and CPS. This study compared interactions within 1 adult improv performance rehearsal, 3 adult improv form-creation workshops, and 2 eighth-grade computer programming classes. Each group consisted of three individuals of mixed expertise (i.e., one advanced, one intermediate, one novice) and roles assigned to each participant. Despite differences in contexts and individuals, there were similar co-occurrences of consensus-building, goal-orientation, and accepting and refining of ideas.

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Joey Huang

Indiana University Bloomington
I am a doctoral student in Indiana University’s Learning Sciences program. My research interests include affinity spaces, informal learning, and learning through social media. In particular, I am interested in developing creative and innovative learning environments. I recently... Read More →

Anthony Phonethibsavads

Indiana University

Friday October 4, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Pacific Ballroom D 311 Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA, 92697