Talking Anthropology: Podcasting and Its Potential for the Discipline (Part Two)

In our first post, we discussed the inspiration and goals behind, as well as the cosmology around, This Anthropological Life. In this post we move into the medium of podcasting itself, and ponder what it might offer anthropology. read more...

  • Date

    September 29, 2016
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    Adam Gamwell
  • Chocolate and Crickets: Motivating Students through Food

    They say that the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach—I'd say that it's also the way to the mind. Some time ago, I decided that I could motivate my students with food and competition. You may have read the post where I discussed using virtual badges and stickers in class to go along with optional activities designed to get students engaged with course materials. Using food in my classes goes back even further. read more...

    • DateSeptember 19, 2016
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    • posted byErin McGuire
  • Talking Timbits and Double Doubles: First Day Conversations in Anthropology 100

    September looms and it's time to start planning for that important first class with with my new batch of students. That means it's time to add Timbits and coffee to my to-do list. Not because I plan to eat them (palm oil!), but I need them for class. It started like this... read more...

    • DateAugust 22, 2016
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    • posted byErin McGuire
  • Teaching about Indigenous Peoples and Cultures

    Teaching about other peoples and cultures is often challenging. For me this includes teaching courses on Indigenous peoples and cultures of North America, including those known as Native Americans, Indians, Aboriginals, and First Nations. With two main challenges (authenticity and place) in mind, I recently created a new course on Indigenous Peoples and taught it in a condensed seven-week term. The class met every Friday from 9:00 – 4:00 and focused on the First Nations of the Greater Vancouver area. Four days were spent off-campus and three were spent on-campus. read more...

    • DateJuly 6, 2016
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    • posted byBob Muckle
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