Thursday, May 27, 2010
Day 48: Lisa's Education Research
I braved the morning deluge in Half Moon Bay to make my way to Stanford today. I am one of the faculty readers of a PhD qualifying research project done by the talented Lisa Barker. Lisa (among many other distinctions) is a member of the Stanford Improvisers who will be performing this Friday and Saturday nights in the Little Theater next to Mem Aud on the Stanford campus.
Lisa's project studied the effect of improvisation training for high school history teachers. The hope was that the skills acquired in the improv classroom could help them learn to lead more effective and relevant classroom discussions. And, it seems that it did. Lisa passed her qualifying work with flying colors and impressed us all with her readiness to undertake the big D or dissertation research. Good luck, Lisa. You rock!