We’re thrilled to announce that we’re working with fanSHEN on an experiment that will test whether combining playable theatre with technology and neuroscience can build young people’s capacity to understand multiple perspectives, think collectively and civilly disagree.

Working with secondary school students in the North East, the experiment will use digital storytelling to create an experiential learning intervention. Students will engage in depth with characters in a story and then reflect on their reactions. This experiment will generate insights on how skills of perspective taking, critical reasoning and metacognition (‘thinking about thinking’) feed into constructive group deliberation and collective intelligence.

Nesta have funded the project through their Collective Intelligence Grants having asking for ideas for experiments that could advance knowledge about how to best design and apply collective intelligence to solve social problems.

The project is made possible through Collective Intelligence Grants and we are receiving additional funding through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Community Foundation on the project.  

Find out more about The Intelligence Collective here.