Masks as Tools for Teaching, Learning and Engagement: A Review of Multidisciplinary Resources from the 21st Century

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Triveni Kuchi
Lauren Rossi


The word “mask” conjures up different meanings and connotations depending on our knowledge, understanding, and individual experiences. Masks are facial coverings used since ancient times for protection, identity, transformation, ritual, performance, and fun. These multiple meanings, intentions, and uses are the essence that makes masks and mask making flexible for teaching and engagement of students. This paper presents a review of selected resources to provide an extensive starting point for how masks and mask making can enrich a curriculum across the disciplines and offer creative opportunities to engage students in experiential and transformative learning.

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