Active Learning and the Teaching of the Middle Ages," Teaching History: A Journal of Methods, vol. 31, no. 2, Fall 2006: 59-73
In the spring of 2004 at Augsburg College, several colleagues and I developed and taught a course in medieval studies entitled Medieval Connections. The course was born out of two desires: 1) to create an introductory course for a proposed major in medieval studies, and 2) to develop an interdisciplinary course for first-year students, in keeping with the goals of Augsburg’s newly-revised general education curriculum. From the beginning, we hoped Medieval Connections would be a model of active learning.
Read more about the course in the Chicago Tribune and read how professors at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, adopted these methods.