A journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute dedicated to the teaching of anthropology, TA promotes dialogue and reflection about anthropological pedagogies in schools, colleges, universities and beyond.
- Practicing participant observation with a game of UnoBy Alexandra Supper, Department of Society Studies, Maastricht University, the Netherlands. In this resource post, I share an exercise I developed to practice participant observation skills with […]
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- Welcome back to in-person teaching – or is it?Sherry Fukuzawa, University of Toronto Mississauga, Toronto Canada My post-COVID in-person lectures seem to have significantly less attendance than my pre-pandemic courses and I am wondering if this is a widespread trend? As I treaded through the cold snowy January morning to the first day of the Winter session I was […]
- International Development and Poetic Practice: An Online Classroom ActivityAnne Schiller – George Mason University Cultural anthropology courses frequently satisfy world cultures requirements, attracting enrollments from across the university. My 150-seat online introductory course, for example, typically draws students from at least a dozen majors including some that prioritize technical […]
- Teaching through Tension at the Crossroads of AmericaValerie Miller1, Shradha Naveen2, Amanda Waller3, Jennifer L. Johnson4 Purdue University. email@example.com (corresponding author) Purdue University. firstname.lastname@example.org Purdue University. email@example.com Purdue University. firstname.lastname@example.org The pandemic experience is shaping understandings of student success and how […]
- Teaching Empathy with AnthropologyBY: Mitchell Ma, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto Empathy is defined as sharing and understanding others’ emotions. Although the ability probably predated the human species, the term “empathy” was a relatively modern invention. The English psychologist Edward B. Titchener (1909) invented the term as a translation […]
- Anthropology withdrawal symptomsby Tomislav Marić, Assistant Headteacher, Bentley Wood High School Since I have stopped teaching A level anthropology in 2018 (and this was not because of my doing but rather as short-sightedness of conservative policies in the UK) I have been having withdrawal symptoms. I do teach Sociology and Psychology at A […]