Strategies in Teaching Anthropology

Strategies in Teaching Anthropology

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Unique in focus and content, this book is the first to focus on the "how" of teaching anthropology across all of its sub-fields -- Cultural-Social, Biological, Archaeology, and Linguistics (and their two dimensions: research and applied studies) -- and to provide a wide array of associated learning outcomes and student activities. It is a valuable single-source compendium of strategies and teaching "tricks of the trade" from a group of seasoned teaching anthropologists -- working in a variety of teaching settings -- who share their pedagogical techniques, knowledge, and observations. It is focused on the applied, "how to do it" side of the pedagogical nature of teaching.Contains general tried-and-true teaching techniques for all sub-disciplines; specific tips for teaching Biological Anthropology and Archaeology; and specific tips for teaching Cultural Anthropology. Includes team work strategies; tricks for making comprehensible several of anthropology's "esoteric" topics; strategies for demonstrating anthropological perspectives that contradict everyday experience and establish social categories; techniques that use the familiar to illustrate the novel; four articles that directly teach ethnography; and several on technology-related techniques.
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  • Paperback | 181 pages
  • 208.28 x 276.86 x 2.54mm | 408.23g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 0130256838
  • 9780130256836

Table of contents

Foreword, by Conrad Kottak. Introduction, by Yolanda Moses. I. GENERAL. Participation and Page References: Sharpening the Focus of Class Discussion, Douglas Caulkins and Vicki Bentley-Condit. Web-Based Research Projects in Anthropology: Notes From the Virtual Field, Eric C. Thompson. Discussion Preparation Guides, Charles O. Ellenbaum. A 'Class Inside the Class', Patricia C. Rice. New Technology, Library Budget Cuts, and How to Deal With Them All, Dirk Van Tuerenhout. II. BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY. 'First Steps' in Hominid Evolution: A Lesson on Walking, Janet Pollak. A Feline Paternity Suit, Joyce Lucke. The Trouble With the 'Race' Concept: Its all in the Cards, Robert Graber. 'Excavating' in the Classroom, Julia L. J. Sanchez. An Exercise in Real World Archaeology, Maureen Siewert Meyers. III. CULTURAL. Cultural Anthropology 101: Teaching Cultural Anthropology Scientifically, Beverly Goodman. The Penny Game: An Exercise in Non-Industrial Economics, Cathy A. Small. Value Orientations in the Classroom, Robert C. Harman. Cultural Rights, Suzanne LaFont. Potlatching Classroom Participation: Using 'Prestige' and 'Shame' to Encourage Student Involvement, Daniel M. Goldstein. 'And a Hush Fell Over the Courtroom:' Use of a Mock Trial in Cultural Anthropology, David Howard Day. Nacirema Writing, John M. Coggeshall. Dr. Seuss Meets Up With Anthony Giddens, Matthew J. Richard. Quizzing the Kula Way-With Persuasion, Renee M. Gralewicz. Exploring the Meaning of Family, Matthew Kennedy. Museum Visits in Cultural Anthropology Courses, Serena Nanda. The Political Economy of Socialism, Elizabeth Dunn. Building Student Interest, Input, and Engagement: Organizing Small Group Projects in Large Lecture Classes, Marilynne Diggs-Thompson. Mnemonics, Quotations, Cartoons, and a Notebook: 'Tricks' for Appreciating Cultural Diversity, Charles F. Urbanowicz. Field Trips and Student Involvement: Hands-On Learning Components, Ruth Krulfeld. Growing Up Pink or Blue: Using Childrens Television Commercials to Analyze Gender Enculturation, S. Elizabeth Bird. How to Teach Self Ethnography, John L. Caughey. Pre-Class Fieldwork: Ethnographic Introductions, Dickie Wallace. Familiarizing the Exotic in Ethnographic Film, Sam Pack. Doing Ethnographic Research in the Classroom: A Simple Exercise for Engaging Introductory Students, Grace Keyes. Moiety Exogamy, Sibling Exchange, and Cross-Cousin Marriage, Ernest L. Schusky. Short Writing Assignments in Large Classes, David F. Lancy. Interviewing Tricks for Student Ethnographers, David McCurdy. 'Sensory Anthropology:' A Sensi-ble Way to Teach Anthropology, Ann Christine Frankowski.
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