The Research Project
The Brain’s Playground: Using Improv Games To Teach Social and Emotional Learning is the only Research Project directly linking improv to social and emotional learning with an inclusive group of children with autism and other neuro-diverse and neuro-typical minds. Assessments were taken of the children which highlighted the social and emotional learning growth being expressed. The Research Project, conducted by Maja Watkins and TiaMarie Harrison, described within The Brain’s Playground: Using Improv Games to Teach Social and Emotional Learning incorporated social and emotional learning, improv games, and the improviser’s mindset. The data discovered within The Research Project was shared with college students who were preparing for various fields within education. The Research Project helped guide the college students and gave them the tools they need to work with children of all abilities. Within the existing literature, social and emotional learning data has not been explored and the incredibly helpful hands-on approach to reach social and emotional learning competencies using improv has yet to be explained. The Brain’s Playground: Using Improv Games To Teach Social and Emotional Learning does just that!