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.
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- 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. […]
- Hybridized Project-based Learning in a local cemetery: Changing course design and student responsesby: Heather Battles, University of Auckland In my article for Teaching Anthropology (Battles, 2020), I used a case study of my experience with a cemetery project in an anthropological demography course in 2016, as an example of a hybrid approach aimed getting the benefits of project-based and service learning in […]
- Another piece about doing ethnographic research during the pandemic crisisby: Jolynna Sinanan, University of Sydney We all agree that participant observation, ‘hanging out’, ‘being there’ and ‘being in the field’ is essential to conducting fieldwork, so as fieldwork plans have been dashed during this pandemic, it is understandable to feel deflated. There has been renewed interest in digital […]
- Teaching Anthropology: Residential Schools and Intergenerational TraumaBY: KAELIANA SMOKE, Undergraduate Student, University of Toronto Mississauga As an Indigenous scholar, studying anthropology in Canada at the University of Toronto Mississauga, I understand better than others that there are long standing issues between the field of anthropology and Indigenous People of Turtle Island. […]
- The Impact of Student Positionality on Teaching AnthropologyAs a teaching stream professor, I am responsible for teaching six undergraduate courses in an Academic year. I am struck by the changing landscape of teaching in post-secondary education in general, and the field of anthropology specifically. Classroom discussions seem to be shifting in response to a changing student […]