ARCHAEOLOGY TO DELIGHT AND INSTRUCT: ACTIVE LEARNING IN THE UNIVERSITY CLASSROOM

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Left Coast Press, Jan 15, 2007 - Education - 288 pages
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This book presents novel and interesting ways of teaching archaeological concepts and processes to college and university students. Seeking alternatives to the formal lecture format, the various contributions seek better ways of communicating the complexities of human behavior and of engaging students in active learning about the past. This collection of imaginative exercises designed by 20 master instructors on three continents includes role-playing, games, simulations, activities, and performance, all designed to teach archaeological concepts in interesting and engaging ways.
 

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Contents

1 Lectures as Usual? Teaching Archaeology for Fun Claire Smith and Heather Burke
11
Role Play
35
Games
67
Simulations
113
Handson Activities
157
Creative Construction and Performance
223
Critical Reflection
253
Index
273
About the Contributors
282
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Heather Burke is in the Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, and an expert on Australian historical archaeology. In 2010 she was honored as one of Flinders University's top instructors. Claire Smith is in the Department of Archaeology, Flinders University, and President of the World Archaeological Congress.

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