Archaeology and Education

Module code: AR7533
Module co-ordinator: Dr Sarah Scott

This module examines the use of archaeology in education in the broadest sense, from formal schools education through to public education strategies of state institutions, non-governmental organisations, and charities, etc., as well as the role, use, and portrayal of archaeology in the arts and media. By reflecting upon the aims and goals of archaeology as an academic discipline and a profession, the objective of this module is to critically engage with debates over the value of archaeology to contemporary society. 

You will explore issues concerning the value of archaeology in a broad range of educational 'contexts' including schools and public education, in both formal and informal settings. You will access and critique educational resources for teaching archaeology in various contexts, construct educational materials and critically analyse educational strategies employed by archaeologists, educators, artists, and the media to influence our perceptions of the past.

Learning

  • Guided Independent Study 

Assessment

There are four elements to the assessed assignment (submitted in two parts) as well as unassessed exercises.

  • Written Assignment, 3,000 words (40%)
  • Project, 5,000 words (60%)

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