Sharon Nagy asked me to forward this:
Based on the success of last years poster session focused on using “The City as Classroom”, this year SUNTA is sponsoring the following workshop on the use of ethnographic and service learning projects in undergraduate courses. The workshop is scheduled on Thursday, November 20, 2003 from 9 am to 12 pm. You can register through AAA’s website. Any inquires can be directed to Sharon Nagy at snagy@....
Workshop Title: "In and Out of the Classroom: Integrating Ethnographic and Service Learning Projects into Undergraduate Courses"
This workshop explores practical and pedagogical issues encountered when using ethnographic projects in undergraduate courses. The discussion will present alternatives to the individual mini-ethnography, such as team projects or multi-sited projects. The focus will be on how to integrate field components within classroom discussion, texts, and oral and written assignments. In addition, presenters will provide information on how to coordinate research-based service learning projects with community-based organizations. Participants can expect to obtain a deeper understanding of how to design an experiential component that both fulfills and enhances the learning objectives of their course(s) and that gives students a better understanding of how to produce knowledge outside the classroom. Sharon Nagy teaches in at DePaul University, where she has been active in designing an undergraduate Anthropology Program focused on urban and applied anthropology. She consistently uses ethnographic research in courses from first year seminars to upper-division topical courses. Howard Rosing, also at DePaul, is the Assistant Director of the Steans Center for Community-based Service Learning. In addition to teaching courses in Anthropology and Community Studies, he assists faculty across the curriculum in designing and coordinating community based courses.
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