Philosophy | Religion
THL226 Old Testament students engage in a 2.5 week role-playing game centered around the reform of King Josiah from 2 Kings 22 - 23. Students play out specific characters from the reform priests, prophets, royal courtiers, merchants, soldiers, and other in debating and voting on the measures under consideration in 622 BCE Judah. By writing position papers, giving speeches, and collaborating with other “faction” members, students persuade their peers to act and vote according to mutual objectives. Students take on leadership roles in the classroom, exercise political muscles, and pore over course content with a new motivation to win the game.
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Noble, John T. and Reasoner, Mark, "Theology as "Reacting" Role-Play" (2020). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop. 13.