College faculty and administrators are invited participate in a regional “Reacting to the Past” conference hosted by Newman University (Wichita, KS). “Reacting to the Past” consists of elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles informed by seminal texts in the history of ideas. It seeks to draw students into the past, promote engagement with big ideas, and improve speaking, writing, and leadership skills. An alternative approach to general education, RTTP was honored with the 2004 Theodore Hesburgh Award (funded by TIAA-CREF) as the nation’s outstanding pedagogical innovation in undergraduate teaching and learning.
Participants will learn about the curriculum by engaging in intensive two-day workshops on the following games:
* “Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor, 1587”
* “The Trial of Galileo: Aristotelianism, the ‘New Cosmology’, and the Catholic Church, 1616-33”
The priority registration deadline is February 8, 2011. For further information, please visit http://www.barnard.edu/reacting/conference/newman2011.html or email email@example.com.
Reacting to the Past Program
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 854-6627 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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