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Teaching Anthropology through Sequential Art (Part II)

By Andrew Gilbert In Part I of this essay, I discussed the design and goals of a new course I had developed on graphic novels in an upper-year anthropology seminar course. In Part II, I consider some of the broader … read more…

  • dateDecember 13, 2019
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  • posted byAnna
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Teaching Anthropology through Sequential Art (Part I)

By Andrew Gilbert This short two-part blog post is a set of reflections on the value of teaching with sequential art, the result of a course I recently taught entitled “Anthropology and the Graphic Novel.” In part, I taught the … read more…

  • dateDecember 6, 2019
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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
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  • posted byAndrew Walsh
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Capturing the Attention of Students from Day 1

When I teach Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, I try to make the relevance of anthropology clear in every class. This starts on Day 1, just after I’ve stated my name and welcomed students to the class. With those rituals out of the way, I begin the first class with a pictures-only presentation titled “What I Did Last Summer.” read more…

  • dateAugust 27, 2013
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  • posted byThomas McIlwraith
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Flipping Anthropology

Next to MOOCs, the most popular term for transforming education in 2012 was the term “flipped classroom.” While no one completely agrees on the specifics, the term generally means that an instructor will “flip instruction” so that face-2-face classroom time is used better to engage the student in an active learning process… read more…

  • dateFebruary 1, 2013
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  • posted byAnne
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