College faculty and administrators are invited to register for the thirteenth annual “Reacting to the Past” Institute hosted by Barnard College. “Reacting to the Past” consists of elaborate games, set in the past, in which students are assigned roles with “victory objectives” informed by seminal texts in the history of ideas. 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. It has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times, and elsewhere.
Participants will learn about this innovative pedagogical approach by engaging in intensive game workshops, which address a broad range of topics in American History, World Civilizations, and STEM Education/History of Science. The program also features a series of concurrent sessions where faculty participants engage in discussions about active-learning pedagogy, course development, and liberal arts education more generally.
The priority registration deadline is April 30, 2013.
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