Professors Linda Mayhew and Julie Casey, University of Texas at Austin, will lead an interactive teaching session on “Reacting to the Past” at the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning (ISETL).
Session Title: "Reacting to the Past: Teaching a Student Run Course"
Abstract: Do you teach liberal arts courses? Are you wondering how students can interact more actively and creatively with material? This session will explore how to teach students speaking, critical thinking, and leadership skills using Reacting to the Past historical role-playing games. This student-run course keeps them engaged with competitive role-play and encourages them to develop a deep understanding of complex texts, such as Plato’s Republic, through in-class debate. The session’s ‘micro-workshop’ format will let participants experience this kind of active learning for themselves.