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Teaching & Learning Creative Habits: The Evolution of #archink

With #inktober now in its 10th year, Katherine Cook explains the on-going success of the campaign, and discusses the evolution of #archink. As instructors, we often have rather lofty aspirations when we set assignments for our students, hoping for innovative approaches, clever … read more…

  • dateOctober 23, 2018
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  • posted byKatherine Cook
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Five Years of Teaching Culture

Five years ago this fall we launched an experiment. As an editor at a university press, with an interest in ethnographic methods and a mandate for publishing teaching-oriented texts, I wanted to connect with a community of people that wasn’t always easy to find. That community included anthropologists who wanted to think through their research differently and publish for a broader audience, as well as those who were particularly interested in finding new ways to engage their students. We decided we would start a blog: Teaching Culture, after the name of our teaching-oriented ethnography series. read more…

  • dateDecember 21, 2017
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  • posted byAnne
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  • dateMarch 1, 2017
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  • posted byKatherine Cook
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Thinking about and with “Selfies” in the Classroom

I often long for a classroom in which students eschew electronics in favour of pen and paper, a classroom that favours slow reading and reflection, rather than one where laptop, tablet, and phone use mean that note taking and distracted internet surfing often go hand in hand. But knowing that this is easier said than done, I am happy (at least for now) to settle for a learning environment in which students view their various electronic devices with curiosity rather than complacency, as cultural artifacts of a particular time and place, and of their use of these devices, and of social media, as culturally informed practices. read more…

  • dateJune 29, 2015
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  • posted byMaggie Cummings
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Author Interview: Shirley A. Fedorak

In the first of a series of regular online interviews, the author of Anthropology Matters, Shirley A. Fedorak, shares her inspiration for writing the book, suggestions on how to use it effectively in an introductory anthropology course, her own approach … read more…

  • dateDecember 7, 2012
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  • posted byAnna Del Col
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