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‘Reacting to the Past: A Panel Discussion on a Multidisciplinary Interactive Pedagogy’

Thursday, 29 September, 2016

Faculty and a student from three departments will discuss their experience of a pedagogy called “Reacting to the Past (RTTP)”, developed at Barnard College.

This panel discussion event will take place from 3 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, in Des Peres Hall, Room 213.

RTTP is comprised of in-class role-playing games, set in the past. Students are assigned primary and secondary sources to gain an understanding of an issue or event and a role to learn about a particular viewpoint. By giving students control of the classroom and a set of goals to accomplish, the method seeks to draw students into the process of learning about a time or issue in the past in an interactive and engaging manner.

Recent games include many on recent science (supported by NSF) and current social issues (e.g., Acid Rain and the European Environment, 1979-89, Kansas, 1999: Evolution and Creation Science, Changing the Game: Title IX, Gender, and Athletics in American Universities).

The panelists are as follows:

Cathleen Fleck, Ph.D. (Art History Program, Fine and Performing Arts)
Jennifer Popiel, Ph.D. (History)
Jayde Rose, SLU student
Robert Strikwerda, Ph.D. (Women's and Gender Studies and Political Science)

This event is open to all SLU faculty and graduate students and is hosted by the Reinert Center.

Seating is limited, and registration is required: