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Giving up Power: Playing with the Past in First-Year Experience

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This poster will share the experience of revamping the pedagogy of a 6-year FYE course, changing from an interactive lecture/discussion based approach to a role-playing game pedagogy, Reacting to the Past. My classes will play Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence. By taking on roles of real figures involved in shaping a post-British India, they will gain a deeper understanding and hopefully appreciation for the struggle. This is a student-run game, thereby forcing the engagement and responsibility of learning onto the student more than in a traditional college class.

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Jan 25th, 8:30 AM Jan 25th, 10:00 AM

Giving up Power: Playing with the Past in First-Year Experience

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This poster will share the experience of revamping the pedagogy of a 6-year FYE course, changing from an interactive lecture/discussion based approach to a role-playing game pedagogy, Reacting to the Past. My classes will play Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence. By taking on roles of real figures involved in shaping a post-British India, they will gain a deeper understanding and hopefully appreciation for the struggle. This is a student-run game, thereby forcing the engagement and responsibility of learning onto the student more than in a traditional college class.