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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.
http://www.saa.org/Portals/0/SAA/publications/SAAbulletin/16-5/SAA10.html


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).

http://www.saa.org/portals/0/saa/publications/saabulletin/17-1/SAA16.html

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

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