Articles and Announcements
Minds on Fire: How Role Immersion Games Transform College
In Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform College, Mark Carnes shows how role-immersion games channel students’ competitive (and sometimes mischievous) impulses into transformative learning experiences.
Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past
Playing to Learn with Reacting to the Past: Research on High Impact, Active Learning Practices provides classroom practice and research studies that verify Reacting to the Past (RTTP) as a high impact practice for student learning and engagement.
ISBN: 978-3-319-61746-6Playing to Learn is available for purchase here.
Game Designer's Handbook
Professor Nicolas Proctor, currently the Chair of the Editorial Board for the Reacting Consortium, guides game designers through the best practices for creating effective and engaging Reacting to the Past games.
Using RTTP to Foster Vigorous Active Learning
by Genevieve Amaral
"Using 'Reacting to the Past' Role-Playing Games to Foster Vigorous Active Learning" in Temple University EDvice Exchange, November 2019.
Role-Playing the Progressives of 1912
by John Moser, interviewed by Ellen Tucker
"Role-Playing the Progressives of 1912: John Moser’s new Reacting to the Past Game" in We the Teachers blog, March 10, 2020.
Scaling Up High-Impact Instruction
by Colleen Flaherty
New series of grants seek to help institutions embed Reacting to the Past and other high-impact teaching practices in the undergraduate curriculum.
PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES AND ASSESSMENTS
Reviews of Role-Playing Classroom Games: RTTP
by James A. Secord, David Pace, Yidi Wu, Jessica Blatt, Sean Jacobs, Saundra Schwartz, Rebecca Ard Boone, Suzanne M. Marilley, and M. Alison Kibler
"Reviews of Role-Playing Classroom Games: Reacting to the Past" in The American Historical Review, February 2020.
Adapting an "American" Pedagogy to Australasia
by Jennifer Frost, Michaela J. R. Selway, Sara Buttsworth, Thomas C. Buchanan, Nicole Tarulevicz, and Edward Palmer
"Adapting an “American” Pedagogy to Australasia in the Age of COVID-19" in Australasian Journal of American Studies, December 2020.
The Impact of RTTP in French
by David Eick and Janel Pettes Guikema
"Games as 'Defining Moments' of the College Experience: The Impact of Reacting to the Past in French" in The French Review, December 2019.
Teaching Philosophy Through a Role-Immersion Game: RTTP
by Kathryn E. Joyce, Andy Lamey, and Noel Martin
"Teaching Philosophy Through a Role-Immersion Game: Reacting to the Past" in Teaching Philosophy, June 2018.
Harnessing Students' Competitive Spirit
by Christine L. Albright
"Harnessing Students' Competitive Spirit: Using Reacting to the Past to Structure the Introductory Greek Culture Class" in The Classical Journal, February-March 2017.
All the World's a Stage?
by Steven J. Stroessner, Laurie Susser Beckerman, and Alexis Whittaker
"All the world’s a stage? Consequences of a role-playing pedagogy on psychological factors and writing and rhetorical skill in college undergraduates." in Journal of Educational Psychology, 2009.