Reacting to the Past: Workshop on Innovative History Pedagogy

Author Mark Carnes of Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform College will be facilitating a two-day workshop at Mercy College (Westchester campus in Dobbs Ferry, NY). Please consider joining, especially if you teach history and general education classes.  Please forward to any interested colleagues at your institution.

Reacting to the Past (RTTP) consists of elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles informed by classic texts in the history of ideas. Class sessions are run entirely by students; instructors advise and guide students and grade their oral and written work. It seeks to draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve intellectual and academic skills.

Pioneered by historian Mark C. Carnes, Reacting to the Past (RTTP) has been implemented at over 300 colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad. The initiative is sustained by the Reacting Consortium, an alliance of colleges and universities that promotes imagination, inquiry, and engagement as foundational features of teaching and learning in higher education. The Consortium provides programs for faculty development and curricular change, including a regular series of conferences and workshops, online instructor resources, and consulting services.

Please download the flyer below for more information:

Reacting to the Past Flyer