Published: Dec. 2, 2019

Cover of Minds on Fire by Mark Carnes

Interested in using games and simulations in the classroom? Join in the Gamification Reading Group, a part of ASSETT’s Student Success Innovation Incubator

We are starting out this spring by reading Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform Higher Education by Mark Carnes. He’s a historian at Barnard College who developed the Reacting to the Past pedagogy, which involves role-playing games in historical scenarios. 

We will be meeting over four Wednesday afternoons, 3:30–5:00 pm in CASE W311: January 29, February 12, February 26, and March 11. During one of those sessions, we will play a sample Reacting to the Past game, so we can all get firsthand experience with Carnes’s method.

ASSETT will provide free copies of the book to the first 10 participants who sign up by December 20.

To register or for additional information, contact Professor Michaele Ferguson.



We hope to see you in January!

Michaele Ferguson, Political Science
Catherine Kunce, Program in Writing and Rhetoric
David Paradis, History