Music Improvisation Activity

Icebreaker activity in which interprofessional students, facilitated by musicians, interact and ‘communicate’ with each other using simple instruments. Activity is followed by a debriefing session with question prompts addressing tendencies for professionals to rely on discipline-specific jargon, consequences of poor communication, and potential solutions. (Beginners; CC)

Delivery: In-person

Materials: Simple instruments (boomwhackers, glockenspiels, etc.)

References: Eichorn et al. (In Press, Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice); Additional information about the activity available at University of Memphis website.
Contributed by: Naomi Eichorn (neichorn@memphis.edu)

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