Teaching Nonviolence in Times of War
Joseph Tse-Hei Lee, Pace University
Through a critical analysis of a course entitled “Nonviolent Activism in
Modern Asia,” this article discusses the use of educational games, which
are set in the past and assign students specific roles and tasks informed
by primary sources, as an interactive pedagogy in teaching history.
It argues that incorporating games into history courses with international,
cross-cultural and comparative foci can not only arouse students’ interest
in the subject matter, but also make them aware of the contingency of history.
Academic Exchange Quarterly Summer 2005 Volume 9, Issue 2