UGA’s Division of Academic Enhancement empowers all students to Learn Differently through innovative courses, programs, services, and student-centered initiatives. The DAE supports students as they transition into higher education and sustains their progress through the University’s unique academic environment.
Reacting: A Unique Academic Environment
Reacting to the Past is an exemplary undergraduate curriculum that places students at the center of the classroom by having them represent important figures and factions from particular historical moments in a role-immersion game. RTTP has been proven to enhance student motivation, critical thinking, moral reasoning, and consideration of divergent perspectives, as well as having a profound impact on student and faculty growth and independence.
UGA’s Reacting to the Past program has also created an Experiential Learning opportunity for students who have completed an RTTP course and wish to serve as Peer Learning Assistants (PLAreactors) in other Reacting games. These peer educators receive training in research-based techniques to facilitate learning, motivation, and a growth mindset.
Reacting to the Past at UGA could not be the success it is without robust faculty support. We are committed to providing our faculty with all the support they need to successfully embed this curriculum into their courses, including mentoring partnerships with experienced Reacting faculty.