teaching cultureThe purpose of this blog is to build a community of anthropologists interested in pedagogy and to provide them with a reputable source of information and a way to share news on teaching anthropology, publishing in the field, new innovations, and new books.
Another year, another AAA come and gone. It felt like one of the busiest yet—from the frenzy of pre-conference tweeting about the role of scarves in an anthropologist’s wardrobe, to the crazy long lineups for coffee in the Chicago Hilton, to the lively conversations that were brimming with creative ideas for new books and new ways of thinking about how to approach teaching. We’re exhausted, but in a good way. And we’re excited about turning some of these ideas into reality in the near future. read more...
DateNovember 26, 2013
- We’re celebrating our first anniversary!
A blog is only as good as the community it supports, so we want to thank our community members for their enthusiastic participation in our first year. You’ve made this endeavor an incredibly rewarding experience. Here’s hoping that the second year will prove to be as much fun! read more...
- DateNovember 15, 2013
- posted byAnne
- The Research Portfolio Project
I’ve experimented with several types of assignments over the years. The one I keep coming back to is the “research portfolio.” This requires students to begin amassing information on an ethnographic subject that interests them while reflecting on the way they learn. There is no final term paper. The idea is that the project doesn’t end with the class but continues indefinitely into the future... read more...
- DateNovember 11, 2013
- posted byJohn Barker
- Teaching “Collaboration” While Trying to Do It
How do you teach a course on collaboration that addresses the long history of the process in the discipline, and gets at what is new about its most recent incarnations? More significant still: How do you teach what is so important about the idea of collaboration in anthropology today, while also addressing the complex practicalities involved in trying to actually make it happen? read more...
- DateNovember 1, 2013
- commentsNo comment
- posted byAndrew Walsh