A journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute dedicated to the teaching of anthropology, TA promotes dialogue and reflection about anthropological pedagogies in schools, colleges, universities and beyond.
- Introducing Anthropology – updated second edition.By Laura Pountney and Tomislav Marić In 2015, the first edition of Introducing Anthropology was published after many years of research, teaching and writing. Both authors were involved with […]
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- Teaching Empathy with AnthropologyBY: Mitchell Ma, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto Empathy is defined as sharing and understanding others’ emotions. Although the ability probably predated the human species, the term “empathy” was a relatively modern invention. The English psychologist Edward B. Titchener (1909) invented the term as a translation […]
- Anthropology withdrawal symptomsby Tomislav Marić, Assistant Headteacher, Bentley Wood High School Since I have stopped teaching A level anthropology in 2018 (and this was not because of my doing but rather as short-sightedness of conservative policies in the UK) I have been having withdrawal symptoms. I do teach Sociology and Psychology […]
- Teaching Anthropology during a Global PandemicBy Sherry Fukuzawa Social distancing, masks, and quarantines changed the way we all live in this world. As post-secondary institutions closed their campuses and scrambled to move online, anthropology departments had little time to reflect on the impact of this global pandemic and what it means to teach and learn […]
- Feeling theory in the classroomby: Olivia Barnett-Naghshineh https://www.oliviabarnettnaghshineh.com/ Anthropology as a discipline has an almost inherent assumption that our methodology makes every experience or social phenomena potentially knowable through sufficient participating, observing and long-term interactions. As a woman of mixed Iranian […]
- Welcome to Teaching Anthropology 2021As the incoming editors of Teaching Anthropology we’d like to say hello and give you a sense of our future direction. We want to expand the practical content, sharing resources, experiences and reflections that will directly help others in their teaching. Our vision for Teaching Anthropology, and its online platform, is that it becomes both a record of the evolution of anthropological teaching and a go to hub for pedagogical inspiration. […]