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USING INTERACTIVE THEATER TO ENHANCE CLASSROOM Alice M. Agogino, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
 

Summary: USING INTERACTIVE THEATER TO ENHANCE CLASSROOM
CLIMATE
Alice M. Agogino, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Edith Ng, Staff Affirmative Action Office
Carla Trujillo, Ph.D., Center for Underrepresented Engineering Students
University of California, Berkeley
carlat@coe.berkeley.edu
Abstract--
Several universities (e.g., Cornell and Purdue) have
successfully improved the educational climate in
engineering through the use of interactive theater --
theater that combines live performance and audience
participation. This paper describes an adaptation of
this concept to improve the climate for diversity
broadly construed; counteract recent degradations of
campus climate due to anti-affirmative action
legislation in the State of California; improve the
quality of teaching; and build a more tolerant
community among a diverse student body, staff and
faculty. It identifies ways the program increased

  

Source: Agogino, Alice M. - Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley

 

Collections: Engineering