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The Global Effort to Train Diving Archaeologists: the UNESCO UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Wendy Van Duivenvoorde. Jonathan Benjamin.

Underwater archaeology, which has emerged as a distinct sub-discipline, has its own specific practical and theoretical debates, issues and history. Education in underwater archaeology, however, is challenging. In practice, the study and professional activity merges maritime sectors and industry with traditional academic archaeology. The UNITWIN Network for Underwater Archaeology aims to increase capacity through international cooperation. The Network is designed to enhance the protection and...


Historical Archaeology in the College Classroom: An Interdisciplinary Tool that Promotes Personal and Professional Development (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Helen C. Blouet.

            This paper discusses interdisciplinary strategies that help students connect personal and professional interests with archaeological goals and methods.  This approach encourages students to evaluate the past and present using archaeology and other perspectives, including those from the arts and sciences, education, healthcare, and business.  I have developed this approach while teaching at Utica College in Central New York.  A Utica College education combines liberal arts with...


How archaeology informs the present and why it matters for the future (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Shereen Lerner. Rachel Most.

Don Henson (2012) wrote "What archaeology has to offer is a powerful contribution to the quality of life of people." He states that quality of life has three critical threads: social inclusion (people), environmental protection (place), sustainable development (future). Despite its popularity, we believe archaeology may be one of the most misunderstood disciplines. It is not about dinosaurs and skeletons or glorifying past achievements. It is an essential scientific discipline because it can...


Teaching Digital Archaeology as Public Anthropology: Models for Using Social Media & Technology to Move Beyond the Classroom (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Cook. Meghan Burchell.

Higher education pedagogy and university administration are pushing technologies as a way of increasing engagement and contact with students, rolling out digital learning environments and handheld devices aplenty. This shift has been critiqued as a fad but can it be harnessed to address the longstanding goals of public anthropology and calls to decolonize the classroom? Embracing multivocality, diversity, inclusivity and collaboration is complex, and opportunities to teach in a way that moves...


Think Inside the Box: Teaching Archaeological Methods and Interdisciplinary Problem Solving in the Classroom (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Helen Blouet.

As a professor at Utica College in New York, I am faced with a challenge. I teach archaeological field methods, but I only have room to do so in the spring semester, a time dominated by cold and snowy weather. While a large-scale summer field school would be ideal, many UC students have summer work commitments or otherwise cannot afford to participate. So I have decided to bring the digging into the classroom. In this presentation, I will show how students learn and practice archaeological field...


"A True Sign of Learning": What College Students Learn About Teaching and Learning from a Museum Docent Program (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Larkin Hood.

Burke 101 is a museum program developed to provide undergraduate students at the University of Washington an opportunity to share their knowledge in a particular discipline. The program is organized around a course in which students work together to create hands-on, interactive activities for visitors using museum specimens. Observations of students’ interactions with visitors as well as analysis of student oral and written reflections indicate that initially students find their teaching...