"This process can be quite intimidating. Six things to ponder on:
1) Confirm to your own satisfaction that your grades are good enough and that you want to work in this field - perhaps have a conversation with one of your former professors that you…"
"Not to be too critical of the system I hope to get a permanent job from (and perhaps I am too cynical at my relatively junior stage) - but it seems to be all about covering / reducing $ costs.
We could take one step back and address one-class…"
"One method that I have used successfully is to have the students respond to online quizzes over the reading material before coming to class. To make this work well, you need to come up with provocative questions for the quizzes that will easily lead…"
"It sounds as if you have a wonderful approach to motivate students to read and discuss the material. Since the size of the class prohibits continuing with this approach, you might try doing enactments. Call groups of students down to the floor and…"
I have been pondering on a pedagogical question for a 2010 Winter Term class, and I was hoping to draw on the OAC's collective experience:I have been very lucky and taught 3rd year / junior honours classes that have been small enough to split the class time into both lecturing and round-table seminar formats, where both I and students (as part of their assessment/assignments) bring specific questions / summaries for the class to discuss. I have found that these seminar sessions are a good way…See More
A group for discussing and exploring that other thing that many of us do with anthropology: teaching. Tactics, strategies, pedagogical theory -- anything related to teaching anthropology is fair game.See More
"Hello everyone and Natalie especially,
Multiple methods for me (working in mental health settings with 6-12 and 13-18 year olds) was the only way the admin types would (a) believe the value of/accuracy of qualitative-based data within a quant based…"
There are many anthropology journals. Unfortunately, not all of them are read or heard of equally! This is a group for posting call-for-papers for all known and unknown journals, promoting the OAC's spirit of international cooperation.