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The improvisational creativity of expert teachers

R. Keith Sawyer

Published: 2010-04-15

Exploring teaching as performance, teacher expertise, and creativity in teaching, this article compares jazz performance and improvisational theater to teaching and scholarly practices, and suggests that a balance between improvisation and structure is what ultimately optimizes student learning.Exploring teaching as performance, teacher expertise, and creativity in teaching, this article compares jazz performance and improvisational theater to teaching and scholarly practices, and suggests that a balance between improvisation and structure is what ultimately optimizes student learning.

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Improvisation is a human right

– Muhal Richard Abrams