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The University of Southampton
ArchaeologyPart of Humanities

Research project: Interrogating archaeological pedagogies - Dormant - Dormant

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This project problematises archaeological pedagogy and attempts to move beyond the definition of archaeological education as a set of neutral and technocratic procedures, to consider it as a contested field which may reproduce established norms and perpetuate commonsensical attitudes towards archaeology and society, or alternatively, encourage critical, reflexive pedagogical practices.

Illustration of the stone age

Work so far has concentrated on the critique of archaeological teaching in Greek higher education, the representation of archaeology in school textbooks, the exploration and critique of instrumentalist notions in British higher archaeological education, and the experimentation with reflexive, teaching and assessment practices based on the principles of 'border pedagogy'.

Related research groups

Theory, representation and cultural politics
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