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Minds on Fire is a provocative critique of minds on fire reformers who deplored role-playing pedagogies, from Plato to Dewey to Erikson. Carnes also makes an impassioned appeal for pedagogical innovation.

At a time when cost-cutting legislators and trustees are increasingly drawn to online learning, Carnes focuses on how bricks-and-mortar institutions of higher education can set young minds on fire. He also prompts minds on fire to think more carefully about the choice I make between breadth and depth in my minds on fire.

I encourage others to read the book and to incorporate, as far as possible, techniques that better engage and motivate our students.


minds on fire Not only does it provide examples of Reacting classes where role immersion provides a unique experience for students, but it also is a review and critique of higher learning. In the reacting classes where the focus is on learning, not teaching, on the students and not on the teachers.

Minds on Fire: How Role-Immersion Games Transform College by Mark C. Carnes

I did not know about these type of classes but I have since checked out their website https: The students are given background materials and find themselves immersed in past worlds as they argue as Athenians or Puritans or French revolutionists. Carnes talks about the importance of subversive learning and the way in which much of the extra-curricular activities that faculty deplore like Beer Pong are a form of subversive learning.

The statistics about college students are both revealing and depressing. Although colleges are continuously trying to revamp their methods and their curriculum to involve students in academic learning for the majority of students it seems rather pointless.

The importance of learning minds on fire failing is dealt with as are questions of ethics and the way ethical minds on fire have eroded.

They rarely spoke of new ideas they had grappled with or exciting work they had done at school.

As evidence of academic success, they cited grades given for work they had largely forgotten. You must be an ASCD member or a subscriber to view this content.