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Improvisational Etiquette, the Community Environmental Leadership Program, and Valuing Voice within the Classroom

Joey Sabljic

Published: 2010-11-19

This article provides an overview of the Community Environmental Leadership Program (CELP), a for-credit, multidisciplinary learning experience in which grade ten students become stewards for the environment. The program is then compared to the unwritten codes of "improvisational etiquette," with its ability to construct a learning environment where, as in the dynamics of improvised jazz, each individual student voice is heard and given equal value.

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So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag