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The seven principles for teaching archaeology in the 21st century:

1.      Discuss the importance of stewardship,
2.      Take into account the diverse pasts of stakeholders,
3.      Articulate the social relevance of the past,
4.      Include a consideration of archaeological ethics and values,
5.      Teach effective written and oral communication,
6.      Provide fundamental archaeological skills, and
7.      Incorporate real-world problem solving.


For more discussions of these principles from the original workshop see:

Bender, Susan J., and George S. Smith (editors)
2000 Teaching Archaeology in the Twenty-First Century. Society for American Archaeology, Washington, D.C.

Davis, Hester A, Jeffrey H. Altschul, Judith Bense, Elizabeth M. Brumfiel, Shereen Lerner, James J. Miller, Vincas P. Steponaitis, and Joe Watkins
1999 Teaching Archaeology in the 21st Century: Thoughts on Undergraduate Education. SAA Bulletin 17(1).


A recent series in the SAA Archaeological Record highlights each of the strategies.

Overview-- Teaching Archaeology In The First Part Of The Twenty-First Century by Kathryn Kamp http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/Teaching_Archaeology_In_The_First_Part_Of_The_Twenty-First_Century/1604638/191244/article.html

Principle 1 -- Teaching Students About Stewardship: Current Concerns And Approaches—by Kelly L. Jenks http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/Teaching_Students_About_Stewardship%3A_Current_Concerns_And_Approaches/1604639/191244/article.html

Principle 2-- Integrating The Concept Of Diverse Interest Groups Into Undergraduate Curriculum In Archaeology—Tammy Stone http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/Integrating_The_Concept_Of_Diverse_Interest_Groups_Into_Undergraduate_Curriculum_In_Archaeology/1604640/191244/article.html

Principle 3-- Teaching Archaeology In The Twenty-First Century: Social Relevance by Elizabeth Terese Newman And Benjamin West http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/Teaching_Archaeology_In_The_Twenty-First_Century%3A_Social_Relevance/1716684/210655/article.html

Principle 4-- The Last Chapter: (How) Are We Teaching Archaeological Ethics And Values To Our Undergraduates? by John D. Seebach http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/The_Last_Chapter%3A_%28How%29_Are_We_Teaching_Archaeological_Ethics_And_Values_To_Our_Undergraduates%3F/1716692/210655/article.html

Principle 5-- Real-World Problem Solving In Archaeology: In And Out Of The Classroom by Benjamin P. Carter http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/Real-World_Problem_Solving_In_Archaeology%3A_In_And_Out_Of_The_Classroom/1716693/210655/article.html

Principle 6-- Teaching Written And Oral Communication Skills In Archaeology by Sharyn Jones http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/Teaching_Written_And_Oral_Communication_Skills_In_Archaeology/1716700/210655/article.html

Principle 7-- Teaching Basic Archaeological Skills: Current Approaches In Undergraduate Field And Classroom Settings by Heather A. Wholey And Carole L. Nash  http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/Teaching_Basic_Archaeological_Skills%3A_Current_Approaches_In_Undergraduate_Field_And_Classroom_Settings/1716714/210655/article.html