Taking Risks in Teaching Anthropology, Part II

This is the second of a two-part blog post in which Suzanne Z. Gottschang from Smith College outlines the benefits of integrating real-world examples into an introductory cultural anthropology course. read more...

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    February 5, 2016
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  • Taking Risks in Teaching Anthropology, Part I

    This is the first of a two-part blog post in which Suzanne Z. Gottschang from Smith College outlines the benefits of integrating a real-world assignment into her introductory cultural anthropology course. read more...

    • DateFebruary 3, 2016
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    • posted bySuzanne Z. Gottschang
  • My name is Erin, and I’m an archaeologist…

    Over the next few months, I hope to share with you some of my experiences and experiments with motivating students in first-year anthropology. Some days, it feels like I’ve tried everything, from Twitter to stickers, and bacon-flavoured crickets to i>Clicker quizzes. I’m always keen to try out options that might generate some interest from students. In next month’s post, I’ll tell you a bit about my latest combination of virtual badges and real life stickers and share a bit about how I’m using these to get people moving in ANTH 100. read more...

    • DateJanuary 27, 2016
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    • posted byErin McGuire
  • 2016: Trends in Teaching, Publishing, and Anthropology

    2015 was a bit of blur for me. I spent the bulk of the year in a post-concussive haze. Thankfully, our team pulled in some great syllabi to share with you, and we relied on experienced instructors to offer us interesting classroom activities. We even corralled a more artsy group of anthropologists to take us on Graphic Adventures in Anthropology. We hope to build on that this coming year, and are kicking things off with our Top Ten Trends for 2016. It’s a strange list perhaps—an intersection of teaching, publishing, and anthropology—and one you might not see elsewhere, but we hope you find some value in it. read more...

    • DateJanuary 19, 2016
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    • posted byAnne
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