Integrating "Reacting to the Past" Games, Egan Lectorium
Reacting to the Past (RTTP) is a pedagogical program developed at Barnard College in the 1990s and currently used in courses at over 300 universities worldwide. RTTP immerses students in role-playing games based on key moments in world history. Within the structure
of the game, each student is assigned the role of a historical figure or member of a historical group and is given a set of goals that s/he
needs to accomplish in order to “win” the game. Evidence on RTTP suggests that it increases self-efficacy, writing skills, presentation skills, and student retention because it pushes students to take ownership of their own education. Further, there are games designed for every discipline, including the sciences and the arts. The goals and outcomes of RTTP games are in line with those of the High-Impact Educational Practices promoted by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Dr. Margot Morgan (Indiana University Southeast) will provide a background for RTTP, discuss the course design in her political science course, and student feedback for RTTP.
- Tuesday, October 17, 2017
- 11:30am - 12:30pm