P30
Creative and engaging anthropology: teaching young people in schools and communities

Convenors:
Nafisa Fera
Format:
Panels
Location:
Anthropology Library
Start time:
8 June, 2012 at 17:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This praxis-oriented panel explores the crucial role of anthropology in schools and community settings in educating young people to develop the critical skills and understanding needed to engage in topical debates such as: human rights, development, globalisation, ethnic conflict and conservation.

Long abstract:

Developed and delivered by teachers and community workers, this panel will provide reflection on teaching anthropology to young people in formal study programmes such as the International Baccalaureate, A-level and Access certificates and courses through community centres and NGOs. Teachers and educational practitioners will present their experiences within these diverse educational environments looking at anthropological knowledge and engagement, ethnographic methods, current curriculum challenges and future prospects. This session is beneficial for anyone interested in pursuing a career in education, youth and community work or is interested in gaining insight into the first-hand experiences of people working in these fields.