9th Experimental Archaeology Conference key note – Schindler

Experimental archaeology, and the value of authentic learning experiences in Higher Education pedagogy Bill Schindler Washington College, Chestertown University classroom instruction has traditionally relied upon static teaching and learning strategies where students remain seated and are expected to “absorb” information. Students are then assessed through exams where they regurgitate information in a written format. Engaging, … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Virrus

From experimental archaeology to educational laboraties: an example to analyze local historical processes Giovanni Virrus Independent Researcher Educational laboratories are an excellent tool for primary school children to analyze historical processes in an engaging and effective way. Most of the time, though, these labs deal with global issues and show the main cultural processes that … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Mowat and Whately

The Hatra Ballista: a Case Study in Experiential Learning and Experimental Archaeology at the Undergraduate Level  Alistair Mowat (University of Manitoba) & Conor Whately (University of Winnipeg) The pedagogical value of experiential learning is well-established, and has long been embraced in any number of academic fields, though rarely in Classics or Classical Archaeology as taught … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Wood

Designing a Problem Based Learning Module to Enhance Employability Skills for Undergraduate Students at UCLAN  Gaynor Wood There is little published on either the teaching of experimental archaeology or its potential link to developing employability skills in students. However, there is considerable literature on employability generally. Employability is has become important issue within Higher Education … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Sheils McNamee

Excavating experimental archaeology: The reconstruction of education through reconstruction of the past Nuala Sheils McNamee UCL Archaeologists and anthropologists have been advancing their knowledge about the day to day lifestyle of past peoples through experimental archaeology for over 100 years, however it has never been recognised or utilized fully as a legitimate teaching tool within … Continue reading

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Ruth Fillery-Travis

From Session 4 of the 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York – Practicing Experimental Archaeology Learning and teaching in experimental archaeology Ruth Fillery-Travis The ways in which past peoples communicated knowledge is of considerable importance to studies of technological processes, and is an area in which experimental archaeology could prove highly informative. Whilst some teaching of … Continue reading