Developing cultural competence in tomorrow’s leaders

Dr. John Chuchiak

“Post-millennial generations are going to be incredibly visually oriented,” Dr. John Chuchiak said. “If we don’t captivate their interest with this type of a digital humanities project, the humanities are going to fade away into being insignificant in the public’s mindset.”

That’s why Chuchiak, professor of history and director of the Honors College, and Missouri State alumnus Justin Duncan are creating the Digital Auto-de-Fé, a 3-D simulated recreation of the 1601 Public General Auto-de-Fé of the Mexican Inquisition.

The project uses video game technology for a greater purpose: cultivating cultural competence in middle school, high school and college students in the modern age.

Read more at Mind’s Eye.

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