How can we use impro to change the paradigm in education? How can we use impro to change the paradigm in education?Society is schooled… How do we de-school so the society to make people better human beings?Can schools survive in their present form? Do schools, as they stand, serve a purpose other than pushing children through an narrow curriculum?Try to organise schools around projects:• Have a central focus linked to skills and resources that are available • Prepare students for society – the world is uncertain therefore we need to teach them to deal with uncertainty - “wave riders “ • Stop organising students into categories, i.e. ages, year groups, ability groups • Use the model similar to primary schools – a creative curriculum • Tap into intrinsic motivation – find out what students are passionate about and allow them to indulge in that area • Allow them to find their passion – solutions focus, finding their strengths, identifying their resources, and see where those resources can be best deployedEssentially, we need a more holistic approach to education - ideas that emerge, engage students and support collaboration - this is improvisation!Can we address multiple intelligences?Schools tend to focus on two intelligences:• logical • linguistic Society and the world focus on sport, entertainment, business, banking, etc.:• Visual and spatial • Bodily – kinaesthetic• Interpersonal• Intrapersonal• Naturalistic• emotionalHow can we address and support these intelligences in schools?• Improvisation is in demand, the skills we need for today’s world requires us to be adaptable, creative and be able to present. • Improvisation nurtures and identifies the practices required to support these skills.• Collaboration not competition:• The notion of competition inside of education is small minded – education is about the greater good and we must resist the societal pressure to turn it into a competition.• Understand the value of play: Not ‘Play-to-Win’ but ‘Play-to-Play’.