The right film with the right conversation can transform a classroom by illustrating for students what words alone cannot animate. As the fall semester gets underway, I thought I’d round up some of the best lists about teaching anthropological concepts with videos. As S. Elizabeth Bird and Jonathan Godwin compellingly illustrate in their study (AAA members can access the … Continue reading YouTeach: Films in the Anthropology Classroom
Is good teaching like pornography in that we know it when we experience it, but we struggle to define it? This post considers teaching evaluation and prods (well, maybe more like fumbles around) the topic of classroom excellence. My first thought, working in publishing, is peer review. Alexander Sidorkin writes in the introductory issue of … Continue reading Teaching Excellence
From AAA member Beverly A. Chiarulli: As a member of the advisory panel that helped build the AAA Teaching Materials Exchange, I was delighted to read that the Exchange is up and running. It’s a little hard to find, there’s no link on the home page, but it is the first link on the Resources menu … Continue reading Back to the Classroom?
For faculty teaching medical anthropology courses this fall, the following materials may be helpful. I collected these lists with the assistance of Andrea Sankar, co-editor of Medical Anthropology Quarterly, and Janet Dixon Keller, editor of Ethos, in order to save teachers time as they refresh their thinking about these oft-taught topics. Where possible, I linked to the … Continue reading Teaching Medical Anthropology