American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting
Theme: Leveraging Educational Research in a “Post-Truth” Era: Multimodal Narratives to Democratize Evidence
April 5-9, 2019
Title: Utilizing Consensual Assessment to Compare Creativity in Drama Spaces (Poster)
Session: Humanities, Social Sciences and Fine Arts: Post-Truths
Authors: Anthony Phonethibsavads, Kylie Peppler, Sophia Bender
Abstract: This study examines the validity of consensual assessment in measuring creativity in a warm-up activity in fourth-grade drama classes and compares the scores between warm-ups in a blackbox theater setting (treatment) vs. a traditional classroom (control). Four professional actors, viewed 60 clips of performances and scored for creativity, using a 5-point scale. The raters demonstrated high agreement, with a coefficient alpha estimate of .819. An independent samples t-test between the treatment and control groups was significant at p > .001. Despite neither group having received drama instruction at that time, the results suggest a strong correlation between space and creativity. This paper discusses validity, opinions, instruction, and possible effect for setting on creativity.